I had the most beautiful of book signings yesterday at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA. There was a nice turnout for the cooking demonstration, and the hour flew by as I made Zucchini Muffins with Peach Preserves and Summer Corn Fritters from Little Bites. All of the produce was sourced from my garden, the farmer’s market or the gardens at Tower Hill. It was all delicious, and prompted a great number of book sales. In all, it was one of those afternoons where I was reminded of the reason I love writing books; connecting with people over a common message. Of course I failed to get a single image of the actual event because I was too busy…but that’s a good problem to have!
I arrived an hour early to Tower Hill, simply to have enough time to settle in and go for a quick wander. The grounds were so lovely, and I was surprised to find that fall colors were starting to make their appearance. In fact, with the overcast skies, it felt much like a fall afternoon. I love the gardens and grounds at Tower Hill because they change so beautifully with the seasons. Having spent the last week hardly leaving the water thanks to my two little fish I was still feeling smack dab in the middle of summer. This weekend reminded me that fall is indeed around the corner, with all of the crisp air and vibrant foliage that it brings. I say bring it on (but give us a few more weeks of pool weather, if you will!).