So I had a post all ready, about how Paul and I got away for a day to celebrate our anniversary last week. We took time to enjoy the lovely October weather that New England serves up. I had planned on writing about how it has been made clear to me lately just how much I take fall in Connecticut for granted, how having seen 32 beautifully colored autumns in New England has made me complacent and not aware of how extraordinarily beautiful this state can really be. It’s all true. That was my plan.
We were reminded of how fickle weather can be along the Eastern seaboard.
Still, we had a great weekend. The weather was fantastic, the colors saturated and resplendent. Things look a little different outside our window today. Hurricane Sandy is on her way, and we’ve done what we could to prepare.
Until then, some photos from a week ago, of fall in New England at its best.
Stay safe, warm, and dry, East coasters.
“That time of year thou mayest in me behold
When yellow leaves, or none, or few, do hang
Upon those boughs which shake against the cold,
Bare ruined choirs, where late the sweet birds sang.”
Jeff - Ahhemmmmm…..
Although we have other, and serious, issues, some involving severe weather, we do NOT have to worry about hurricanes in OUR part of the world! Thanks for the reminder of our own time enjoying your colorful New England!
Jody - You always seem to find the nicest places to go and get away, where is this? I have to agree, the colors of Fall were beautiful this year or maybe I just never took time to notice them in the past!!
Julie - Is it odd, that in spite of the hurricanes and such, I still can’t wait to be there? Soon. Very soon, I will be.
Cheryl - Pictures look so inviting, Betsy. Let Jeff know that even though we may get a hurricane from time to time, look what we get to deal with the rest of the time! Fortunately, we were not hit too badly in our area. It is sad for all of those that were, however.
Donna - I love your beautiful pictures, Betsy. It looks like a lovely place!
Betsy - @Jody- We were in Collinsville and Essex, CT for the day. Both lovely little towns!
Sarah G - I miss New England!!!!!!!!!!