One of the things that I missed almost more than anything else when we lived in Florida was the turning of the leaves. It could also be the smells that are unique to fall but without a doubt, it was the colors bursting from the trees as they prepare to hunker down for a cold winter that I longed for every year. City dwellers can get the colors but they miss the joy of growing up with fall in smaller settings. The chore of raking leaves was inevitably followed by leaf wars that required you to re-rake every time. My memories are filled with images of jumping into huge piles of leaves and breathing in the last of the outdoors, listening to the sound of wind rustling through the drying leaves still on trees.
Here at the coffeehouse, we've taken down bright summer blossoms we enjoyed through the warm months and have replaced them with pumpkins and mums. The thermometer creeps slowly down, and our thoughts are turning to preparing for the upcoming winter but as long as possible, the porch and patio will remain open to soak up the last of the season's sun. What better place to watch the leaves turn to bright yellow, orange and red on the common?
As one would expect, we have seen a decline in demand for iced drinks but for those brave souls who crave a great cold brew in 10 degree weather, have no fear for we will not let you down! Mr. Large Iced Vanilla Latte, you can count on us! Find yourself needing an iced mocha to get your mojo on, you know where you can find us!
As for the food? Who doesn't love a cup of hot soup on a chilly day? Want something more substantial? Check out our specials because they do rotate, and you won't want to miss them. Yesterday's special sandwich was a spicy ham & cheese on a toasted pretzel roll. A-Maz-Ing! Last week we offered a chicken, sun-dried tomato, pesto wrap that was to die for! Friend us on Facebook to find out our specials. When the kids are in school, what better place to savor a hot Latte and enjoy a book, an easy chair and a fresh-baked muffin!
I would like to offer my continued thanks for everyone's support, and we look forward to seeing you on the common.