October love

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” Anne of Green Gables

In Florida, that quote always resonated with me as that is often one of our “sweet spots” of weather. Perfect temperatures, low humidity, and a skip in the step that comes with knowing that the respite from the blistering summer heat is coming and these moments in October are a welcome gift to be cherished! (Of course, it is also high hurricane season and this month was a doozy—-but that is a different post. This is all about the beauty of fall in New England).

Now. In New Hampshire. I feel this quote on so many new levels. While I have experienced the fall foliage in New England a few times and even peak foliage, I will say that LIVING in this period of time, in this October…….I am fully in agreement with Anne. I am SO glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.

Photos can never fully capture what the eye takes in (of course that doesn’t stop me from trying!). I have been driving with my jaw literally dropping in awe with the popping of leaf colors as they change daily. The drive in to work is a winding road down in to a valley through farms and hills and mountain backdrops of yellows, golds, reds and purples as far as the eye can see. It is truly breathtaking and I am so grateful that the Hubs and I took the risk to brave this crazy adventure. These months have been a gift, each and every day.

I was lucky enough to share a piece of fall with one of my dearest friends and two of her kiddos last week and it was so fun. We braved the tour buses and traffic in the White Mountains in Lincoln, NH and again in Woodstock, VT. It was pretty packed, but who can blame anyone?? I mean, Fall foliage here is absolutely worth a little traffic and we were ready for it! St. Anthony didn’t let us down and found us parking spots in every venue—truly miraculous. Of course, this is a very large state, with a low population, so it doesn’t take much to escape the crowds to enjoy the foliage in peace. Especially when you take an 8 mile hike through the woods!!

Enjoy a few fall pics until you can get here and experience it for yourself!

Carpets of leaves everywhere requires a little more attentiveness to the trails AND watching for roots and rocks.
The beginning of the leaves from a lookout in town
The Lincoln woods trail runs along the Pemigewasset River
This bridge takes you to several other trails from Lincoln Woods; we opted to hook left and explore the waterfalls.
This was a gorgeous spot for lunch and we had it all to ourselves
Woodstock, VT: Enjoyed some shops, a historical house tour and lots o’ leaves
Apple picking
The road we like to walk on. Surrounded in glory.
Autumn sunsets


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