This week finds me helping out at the library as a courier for the special order intra-library loan books. Their regular courier has to take some down time, so I'm filling in. The drive to deliver the books is enjoyable, and the view from the front seat is, at times, bucolic.
The books ride with us in the back seat. Occasionally, we stop and deliver, then pick up other books that need to go back to the main branch. I am tempted to stop and look through the books to see what titles the patrons are ordering, but I resist. Back in the car I notice that the rural country roads are peaceful and quiet. I imagine that in the winter months these roads will be a little bit harder to navigate...it is easy for me to picture that in my mind...lots of snow and ice in this area. But for now, it is still late summer, and there is green everywhere.
The roads undulate, up to the top of the mountains, and down into the valleys...
Around the bend, I suddenly come upon an orchard of apples. They are ripe for the picking! We stop and buy some directly from the farmers, an elderly couple, whom we exchange pleasantries with. We munch on the fresh apples while we drive.
At home, the summer bounty decorates the table...and makes a delicious desert!