Apple season has begun. I love fresh, crisp apples. At my farmer's market, the same orchard farmer who has the most delicious, juicy peaches every summer starts apple season with fabulous ginger gold apples in late summer. This year he had lots of second apples because of hurricane Irene. Did you know that the east coast had an earthquake (unheard of) and a hurricane in one week. The area was already saturated with water and flooding was guaranteed. There was more concern about trees falling over because of ground saturation than high winds and I am sure both happened, but luckily not in my backyard. During both of these events I was in Houston where there was no rain, no wind, the ground was stable and the fires has not started yet. It was a good time to be out of town but I was a little sad I missed the earthquake because it was such and unusual event for my area. The hurricane I can do without. I like electricity and hot water and I have had enough rain.