The past few days have been stunningly sunny and warm in Buffalo. Perfect autumn days, really. Yesterday we drove around Niagara County stopping at apple farms and farm stands. I got a bushel of apples for apple butter and jam, some delicious concord grapes, and a gallon of the best cider I’ve ever tried (Smith’s). They were pressing it while we were there so we got to drink it by the cup full as it poured over the side of the press. On our way home, we spotted an old stone mill in a state of beautiful disrepair.