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!~ H