1. A country auction quickens my pulse. On certain Saturdays our firehouse will move the trucks out to make room for an auction. People arrive with folding chairs and coolers, ready to hunker down and wait for a deal. Pre-auction viewers examine the wares, sizing up the competitor standing next to them. I love musty, old stuff and the fun that is had in hunting it down.
2. I like to bite off the fat, yellow, bottom part of the candy corn.
3. Met with friends at The Fincastle Vineyard and Winery to spend a late-summer evening listening to music. People with blankets and chairs picnicked in the field while children played and dogs behaved, all under a darkening starry sky.