It’s one of those fall days that makes you breathe in a little deeper, sigh a little longer and close your eyes to soak in the surprising warmth of the autumn sun. The air is crisp, but the sun is warm and the colors are even warmer. I think the bluest sky I’ve ever seen was a New England sky in October. There is something about the reds, oranges and yellows in nature that just set the sky blazing with a blue that could make the Caribbean Sea weep jealous tears. When you live in New England you know what I mean. The smell of wood fires and fallen leaves fill the air and even the lightest breeze creates a ticker tape parade of falling leaves. The light is better this time of year too. It calls to you and beacons you to slow down and take a moment to live in the moment. That’s what I did today instead of working on my next post. I have another post with a wonderful pumpkin recipe almost ready to share with you, but until then enjoy a little autumn in New England with me.
Our red maple is my very favorite tree. It loses its leaves every year the same week as my oldest son’s birthday, but I love it cause it’s purty!
There’s the blue I’m talking about. Of course the picture doesn’t do it justice. You’ll just have to come up here and see me to really tell…
All summer I scorn this vine. It’s invasive and is taking over my grape vines. Then October comes when I can finally tell which vines are grapes and which are this plant at the base. By then berries are so pretty I can’t bear to cut it down.
More pretty berries surround the base of the red maple, but these berries have super sharp thorns to make sure we don’t cut them down.
The vivid colors go back deep into the woods behind the house begging you to come into the woods for a walk. The ticks also send their invitation. They would love for you to take that walk too!
Something about this picture reminds me of Robert Frost. Hmm, what could it be?? Maybe the line of arborvitaes growing in my neighbors very well manicured lawn, or maybe it is the leaves piling up around the rock wall on our very un-manicured side. I just can’t figure it out…
Well, I’m off to go enjoy the day. Tomorrow will bring you stuffed pumpkin; enjoy your day!