I love the time capsule aspect of having a blog. I can scroll through the archives and see what I was doing a year ago, two years ago, three years ago. The pictures + words transport me back right away, and I remember the light in our old apartment, how it felt to be writing in this space that first year, Dustin at school and the late nights and early morning breakfasts. I remember how I felt as I baked each of these recipes, what I listened to while I worked on the projects. There's a lot of life below the surface, of course, things that don't get written about, either because they were too big or too trivial. All of that floods right back. Assisted memory.
Fall makes me thoughtful, always. Also, hungry.
My gradated fall leaf garland from two years ago.
The mini banners from Halloween last year.
Sage-cardamom-apple pancakes from last year.
Savory apple tart from two years ago (must revisit this ASAP).
Potato-apple latkes from 3 years ago (!).