As quickly as summer comes it leaves just as quietly in the night as Autumn sneaks in around the corner. This past week I have had to pull out the woolen blankets as the temperatures have dipped into the forties. I still sleep with my door to the outside world wide open...I don't want to miss any of the nighttime sounds.
It is the perfect weather for the Johnny Appleseed Festival this week end. If you are around and not busy, come on out to Fort Wayne for a wonderful family adventure. There are craft booths and reenactors....there are bagpipers and dancers...storytellers and musicians....apple cider, apple dumplings and ham and beans from an old cast iron kettle.
I will be performing on the Village Folk Stage both days so come on over and say hello.
Whatever you do this week end, especially in the Midwest, it is definitely a James Whitcomb Riley week end.
Lou Ann Homan-Saylor lives in Angola, Indiana which is nestled in the hills of Northern Indiana and spends her summers on the wind swept island of Ocracoke. You can find her gardening or writing late into the night under the light of her frayed scarlet lamp. She is a storyteller, a teacher, a writer, an actress and a collector of front porch stories.