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Delicious Autumn!

Home in Historic Deerfield, Mass.

      This morning when I sent a masked snow queen off to school, the day was dawning gray and wet and muted gold leaves were covering the sidewalk--  I was reminded that THIS is the season that makes my heart sing. Autumn is what I dream of when we're swimming in the heat of July. And Autumn in New England, well, is as good as it gets!
Hearth at "The Witch House" in Salem, Mass.

   The photos I've placed here this morning are from my 2013 trip to New England. Robbie was just a little bundle in my sweater that I toted along wherever I went! I'm hoping this trip before he was born somehow created a love of history in him, from my heart to his!
Old burial ground in Salem, Mass

A beautiful home in Woodstock, VT

   Around here, we are just starting to see the trees change. The heat of summer has been clinging on far too long, and so to have this rainy chilly morning is positively delicious. I'm shocked that we've reached the end of October--- it flew by in a blur and I'm trying to force myself to slow down, to let some things go....to remember that I don't have to do "ALL THE THINGS" when it seems to be my nature to want to.

   Autumn is a mellowing season that makes me want to cuddle up and take in the world, yet somehow things seem to get so busy and we barrel towards the holiday season. I have to remind myself to be gentle with myself with all my grand plans....with a little one under foot, I'm not as quick, organized, or able to sit down and paint when I want to. And I gotta be ok with that, because well, what choice do I have? I need to take a cue from the season and mellow......

Gravestone at Marble Head, Mass Old Burial Point

A covered bridge and river in Vermont

    And so, I will leave you today with these lovely images of my most favorite season in my most favorite place. Hope you have a wonderfully spooky Halloween and a blessed All Saints Day. Dont forget to download your free All Saints Day coloring page too! See the "Printables" section at the top of the blog.

   Til next time!~


  1. Enjoy your wonderful Fall day with leaves and cool rain!!! We are roaring up to 85 today and it feels weird looking at the calendar and feeling like summer again. Your photos are glorious of beautiful New England. It continues to inspire me every Fall season.

    Happy Halloween to you as well!!

  2. Beautiful Autumn! I've been trying to tell myself the same it can't always all get done.There's always tomorrow...smile...~♥Amy

  3. Wonderful photographs, Heather, and I enjoyed your musings about Autumn. My October was too full for my liking, but I was able to snatch the kind of moments you write about. We may have another week of color, but soon all the leaves will be off the trees.

  4. Hi Audrey, enjoyed your art work. I too love the fall, but I find winter snow falls to be entrancing. Love the beauty of new fallen snow. These are rare occurrences here in So Cal high deserts but they do happen.
    Enjoy the day with Peace for all,


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