Fray's Mountain Road
I'm back in Virginia, drove up on Thursday - and will be staying with my Father for about 10 days. His healthcare provider needed two weekends off, so it seemed to make more sense to just come and stay for a bit. The three dogs and cat are here too - the dogs once again are enjoying the Earlysville Raceway.
The weather is beautiful - cooler than Charleston, when I let the dogs outside this morning, it was in the low 50s. There is a hint of fall color in the woods already, a bit early, and is most likely due to how dry it is - stress does that sometimes. There is a chance of rain tonight, and my Father keeps looking outside at the clouds building up, hoping that the forecast proves true. His garden has mostly faded - there a few small tomatoes still ripening, stray green beans - and last night for dessert we shared a tiny (but sweet) cantaloupe. There are a few acord squashes waiting to be harvested, and they will accompany dinner sometime later in the week.
My Father turns 77 on Monday.
I'll bake a cake, his favorite: a yellow six-layer cake with chocolate frosting. It's my Mom's recipe, and my Dad definitely misses her cakes.