Moscow in the autumn is beautiful! We have been enjoying an "Indian Summer" here with cool crisp days, azure blue skies, and chilly clear nights. After the long, hot, and smoky days in July and August we are basking in the delight of autumn.
This is actually a sidewalk that the woman is walking on. People park their cars wherever they can find room, even on the sidewalks.
This yellow building with the blue trim is one of the grocery stores where I shop each week.
These next few pictures are from inside our gated community, Rosinka, where we live.
Last week I had my driver, Alexander, take me on the Babushka Road (this is what I call the road that leads out of Moscow into the country where many older women sell their flowers and produce) in search of potatoes and pumpkins. You can not find pumpkins in Moscow and we had no luck that day in finding pumpkins. I did get a big bag of wonderful potatoes from a cute little lady at one of the roadside stands and they have been delicious. I wish I would have gotten more bags. With no pumpkins to be had, Alexander did find one for me a few days later and brought it to me with a huge grin on his face. It really was a rare find and I was thrilled! Now I have a pumpkin that I will cook down and make a couple of pumpkin pies at Thanksgiving. People use butternut squash here instead of pumpkin so I will do the same if I want to make some pumpkin bread or cake. I'm learning to make "magical adjustments."