Long time no see, everyone.
The beginning of the semester is usually a hard time, and this year it’s been especially hard for a variety of reasons.
Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean we can’t have any fun. It’s the fall, and fall means harvests. Early in the morning, my friends and I went to Indian Creek Farm for their U-Pick fruits. The last time I went fruit-picking was… at least eight years ago.
The farm had a lot of different produce ready to be picked… At the current moment peaches, Bartlett pears, Macintosh apples, raspberries, and some other vegetables. We picked apples, pears, and peaches. Mostly peaches, because they looked the yummiest.
Indian Creek Farm is located only 15 minutes away from Cornell campus by car, so we hope to be able to go again in the fall when more apple varieties have ripened and pumpkins have grown.
P.S. In my Positive Psychology class, Professor Ong told us that studies have shown a correlation between Duchenne smiles and later life happiness. In one study, researchers found that women who had Duchenne smiles in their yearbook photos in high school were more likely to have gotten married by their middle adulthood, and happier in their marriages, than women who didn’t have Duchenne smiles in their yearbook photos.
The reason why I’m mentioning this is because I feel like a lot of my pictures feature non-Duchenne smiles. I think it’s time for me to work on that, and maybe I’ll be happy twenty years from now, happily married.