This time of year is marvellous for exploring our farm markets.
They are full of produce and pumpkins, flowers and handmade crafts, things to do, places to play.
Autumn is spilling over with the abundance and plenty of harvest.
At every garden centre and each pumpkin patch and all farm markets, people are happily wandering the richly filled stalls and heavily loaded tables.
We are so fortunate to have so much...that pumpkins can be left in a field for children to play, that potted chrysanthemums bloom profusely, that harvest-weary farmers will allow little boys to climb their old tractors.
We are lucky to live in such a place.