I was making bread when My Honey noted the sun was "just right" to go for a walk and take some pictures in the neighborhood. I took a break from the baking process and tried something new to slow down the second bread rise.
So, here are a few Autumn images from our neighborhood. I am sure I'll look back on these images in years to come and will be glad I have them to compare to changes that have occurred.
We live very close to Xavier University; the backhoe in the above image was digging in the concrete driveway of the XU Armory. It appeared there was a water leak under the drive. Later in the day we saw a concrete truck headed in that direction, so we are figure the leak was fixed and now the driveway was fixed, too.
pictures of the fire here a couple of weeks ago.
Shortly after passing this home we met the owner of the second home and stopped and talked for awhile. He tells us it probably will be nine months before he can get back into his home - the one with the blue tarps on the roof - because of insurance claim processing. He has lived in the neighborhood for 40 years; our daughter played with his niece when they were in school together. It's hard to see your neighborhoods lose their homes to fire.
When we got home I finished baking that batch of bread. My technique to slow down the second rise worked perfectly. I'll share the technique and bread recipe here tomorrow.
I hope you're having beautiful Autumn weather, too.