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October 21, 2010

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some photos of what october looks like from here.

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i’m currently in the midst of my semi-annual mountain goats binge. a couple times a year, i am unable to listen to anything else for a week. on heavy rotation this time around: up the wolves.  man, that tune always gets me.  it’s brilliant. 

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today is also National Apple Day in england (??) so i think an apple crisp is in my future. 

(incidentally, those of you outside of the UK would not believe the amusing names for apple varieties in this country. for example: peasgood’s nonsuch, keswick codlin, golden pippin, blenheim orange, suntan, d’arcy spice, howgate wonder, ashmead’s kernel, cornish gilliflower, alfred jolibois, ribston, beeley pippins.  the list goes on.  the english are very serious about their apples.)

see you tomorrow.

  1. October 21, 2010 8:31 am

    My favourite apple name in Danish is ‘Ingrid Marie’, sweet and simple!
    Beautiful set, Brian.

  2. October 21, 2010 8:34 am

    paul rothe & son store is the perfect frontage.

  3. October 21, 2010 8:38 am

    Loving the first image with the shoes and the imprint. The Paul Rothe & Son store is cool, too.

  4. October 21, 2010 8:40 am

    Can I just… hang out inside your pictures? They all look so cozy.

  5. marthasnail permalink
    October 21, 2010 8:51 am

    october’s looking mighty fine. you know, living in durham for awhile, you’d think that i would have seen the mountain goats live once. but i didn’t. i did, however, deliver a CSA share to his door.

  6. October 21, 2010 8:59 am

    Mountain Goats — YES. The entirety of “The Sunset Tree” is so damn good. One of the few I listen to from start to finish every time; one of my desert island albums.

  7. October 21, 2010 9:09 am

    October looks pretty fantastic from your perspective, great shots! We are getting such a kick out of those apple names! So great, thanks for sharing, Brian!

  8. October 21, 2010 9:12 am

    i go on those binges too. but for the rest of the year i barely think about them. love your october, brian! and the sound of those apples.

  9. October 21, 2010 9:18 am

    I get a mountain goats binge about 5 times a day…John Darnielle is teh best.
    Also, I highly recommend John’s and Franklin Bruno’s project “The Extra Lens” , the album is just out…It sounds like the MG, but I like it better than the last “proper” MG album. So good. Do listen :)

  10. Stephanie permalink
    October 21, 2010 9:28 am

    your october is looking beautiful. i love the reflection in the pane of glass. an apple crisp sounds perfect!

  11. October 21, 2010 9:43 am

    wonderful set :)

  12. October 21, 2010 10:02 am

    such a great song, thank you.
    happy apple day :)

  13. October 21, 2010 10:02 am

    I love that Paul Rothe and Son. Want it want it.

    Also, I would like to consume everything in the latter half of those photos. All of that plus a bushel of beeley pippins stat, Ferry.

  14. October 21, 2010 10:08 am

    How do you do it? Seriously??? They’re amazing!

  15. October 21, 2010 10:17 am

    Beautiful, beautiful. You are so very talented.

  16. October 21, 2010 10:26 am

    wow, that song is great.

  17. Anna permalink
    October 21, 2010 10:41 am

    The wicker chair under the window just made me sigh. (So did the dogs — three! dogs! heaven :)

  18. Liz permalink
    October 21, 2010 10:58 am

    I really like the picture with the beer mug (??) with the pink drink, it looks like it radiates.

    Those apple names are very cute and serious at the same time. I just looked up some apple names and saw that there are more than several 1000 varieties of apples. My favorite names in Dutch are Golden Delicious, Kanzi, Junami and Goudreinet :-)

  19. Erin permalink
    October 21, 2010 11:09 am

    Please keep posting more of these on Flickr!

  20. October 21, 2010 2:39 pm

    haha! and brilliant photos!

  21. October 21, 2010 2:48 pm

    magic pint!

  22. October 21, 2010 3:52 pm

    Aw the apple names make me miss england, as well as your lovely photos. I live in New Zealand now, and am feeling a wee bit homesick now my favourite season has reached england! I love autumn light.

  23. October 21, 2010 10:00 pm

    those pictures are nice, I like the cheese and proscuito platter :)

  24. October 22, 2010 6:22 am

    wow i’m a fan you are an amanzing photographer!

  25. October 22, 2010 6:40 am

    We are indeed very serious about them! Just been reading Nigel Slater’s Tender II for inspiration.

    Love the photo of the three dogs.

  26. October 22, 2010 7:55 am

    Paul rothe & son looks amazing. Very nice photos, congratz.

  27. October 22, 2010 8:41 am

    LOVE “Take Courage”! Thanks for finding this amazing facade.

  28. October 22, 2010 9:02 am

    Haha I love the apple names. And I love your photos. I will be sharing some on my blog today with a link back to your blog. Please let me know if this is NOT ok and I will take it down. Thanks!

  29. October 22, 2010 10:00 am

    oh hi plants!
    also, you’ve captured my favourite roof terrace in the whole of london, one that i’ve wished was mine for years!

  30. Candice permalink
    October 22, 2010 10:11 am

    You gotta love the Brits for “taking their apples seriously.” I love apples more than any fruit; wish I could be in England this time of year.

    Love your blog, by the way. The pictures of gorgeous.


  31. October 23, 2010 9:24 am

    these pictures are outstanding!

    happy day!

  32. Brad permalink
    October 24, 2010 8:34 pm

    If you don’t mind me asking, what are the shoes?

  33. October 27, 2010 10:20 pm

    would love to add that bike at Paul Rothe & Son on my collection :)

  34. October 28, 2010 5:46 pm

    great series

  35. October 31, 2010 5:39 pm

    Love this Brian!

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