As you may have seen a couple of weeks ago in this post, Vermont is gorgeous in the Fall, but like most of New England this time of year, we’re lucky to have spectacular beauty right in our own back yards so last week we took a short drive to some of my favorite spots.
Visible just around a bend, this vista is one of my all time favorites.
Just up the road is this farm, complete with horses, chickens and sheep…
and they’re happy to come by and say hello!
I found this spot quite by accident a couple of months ago when some road work was being done and we were detoured to a side road.
Just behind me when I took this picture is a house that sits on a hill. Imagine having this view!
Peak was quite late this year. I went out this morning and noticed some trees were even more intense in color than last week, but I didn’t take any pictures.
There’s a small gorge that requires a very short walk to get to, and we decided to see how it was fairing. Shortly after arriving these two dogs came into the gorge from the other side and were trying to reach us. They actually went into the water, much to their owners chagrin!
In spite of the lack of rain we’ve had, there was some water flowing. Over the last two months, I think it’s rained once.
I took these next shots over Columbus weekend. I was taken with this handmade truck! What a cool diy project!
Every year there’s a small harvest fair that hosts a scarecrow contest. There were many more that were equally as creative as these.
Remember Cousin It?
I’ll leave you with the quintessential shot of a New England church.
In other news…
Even though it’s the end of October, there are many trees that are just now peaking. I don’t know if I’m more aware of the colors this year because I’m taking so many pictures, but they do seem to be even more intense than I remember. How is it where you live?
We went to Rhode Island this weekend with ‘BAM‘, and I’m happy to say we had almost no issues whatsoever! (Notice I said ‘almost’, but nothing that can’t be fixed.) Friday night we watched a movie called ‘The Long Long Trailer’ starring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. It was hysterical, and I loved their vintage 40′ trailer! The movie was made in 1953, so if you like vintage trailers, or if you just love Lucy and Desi, here’s a link to the movie trailer.