Yesterday may have been the peak of the leaf-peeping season in Southern New Hampshire. On my way home from a morning meeting, the colors were spectacular, in spite of overcast skies. The field above has turned every color imaginable over the year, but the dusty lavender in contrast with the red and orange maples is particularly striking, don't you think?
|Fall Fantasy (digitally altered)|
|For Sale. Two houses and John Greenleaf Whittier's old school. $488 K (Remax/Merrimac)|
|I hope this family has many strong sons to rake up all their leaves!|
This blue house comes as such a surprise... whether in contrast to the fall colors or the coming blanket(s) of snow. New Englanders seem to really enjoy coloring their houses! There's something to be said for using wood (or even vinyl) siding, because it either needs paint protection, or coloring so that it isn't just vinyl colored!
Every turn is just a little different from the last. It is like driving through a kaleidoscope.
There's less red today than earlier in the week, but some of the maple volunteers are still doing their part!
Heading back down the hill, I think that 90% of the visible spectrum was actually visible!
|I believe this is Bittersweet. A pretty but HORRIBLY invasive vine with berries. Fortunately, this isn't MY yard! Apparently it came from Asia in the 1860's and has been making itself right at home, ever since. The vines can get heavy enough to topple trees... and with all those berries (i.e. SEEDS) birds and animals spread it far and wide.|
|The road I HAVE taken... right to my mail box.|
|When I first saw this rock (unearthed during the Workshop construction), I thought we might have found a skull.|
And then there was yet another birthday celebration last weekend. This celebration was actually for Gramma D, but anytime the Princess and her parents come visit it is a celebration of family and affection. HRH wore one of the many "princess" outfits she got for HER birthday, a toasty flannel nightie... accessorized by her mother's childhood quilt (kind of like a royal cape or train).
HRH is trying out her actress poses and facial expressions.
|Even her mom was amazed by her whirling dervish routine.|
Her nose is from her Mom and her Dad's Mom's family.
Nobody is admitting that they're the source of her coquettish ways!
But I am smitten no matter what.