Autumn Feelings

I’m so glad the cooler temperatures of Autumn have invaded our little town.  We did experience mid 70’s this weekend but by the evening the cool breezes took over and my descent into crazy hot town was ebbing.

The colors have begun to change.  It’s absolutely glorious!

We did the Scarecrow Festival and there were some super cool ones.

Halloween is this week and I feel sad the month is almost over.  I love October so much.  We will barrel into the “holiday” season with Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year.  So much all at once.  The good part is spending time with family 🙂

Okay, if you have Prime Video and the time to watch something.  Watch the Paul Lynde Halloween Special.  It was camp, very 70’s and a riot!  Happy Almost Halloween!

One Last Halloween Post

I was sad to put away these two Halloween Wax Candles.  My Mom bought them back in the 1970’s and they have survived these forty some years.  When I was a child I would love to find these two hiding in my Mom’s hutch at the top of the stairs.  I would get yelled at for playing with them.  I would love when she put them out in the living room for Halloween.  A joyful connection to my childhood.  I’m just thankful they are still with me after all of the moves and all of the years.

Autumn is in full gear right now with Winter knocking on it’s door.

I took these pictures when the leaves just started falling.

Now all the leaves are falling.  This was a good autumn for me 😉

Halloween Is Over

Last night my favorite Teenager came over to help hand out candy.  We had two whole Trick-or-Treaters this year.  Last year we had only one, lol.

This is me and the Mrs. in our 2018 Halloween picture.  It was kind of cool last night so she stayed inside.

Now that Halloween is over  I’m moving on to Autumnal Bliss.  They leaves should be at peak by next week.  These trees look mostly peak but I think one more week.  So I will have to make extra effort to get out and take my picture of Autumn in the next several days 🙂

Happy November!

 

Milkweed Pods in Autumn

Today I got over to the Arboretum to see if the Milkweed Pods had opened yet.  I was thrilled to see they had!

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When I was a kid we used to make wishes.  I love these things.  It kind of gives me back a taste of my childhood.  I made my wish so now I just wait to see if it comes true.  I hope you get your wishes too!

The Road Most Traveled Is Also Beautiful!

Autumn seems to be zinging by and I had a fear I’d miss it.  Today I went out at lunchtime to catch some of the color.

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So many colors.  It’s amazing to watch.  I could sit on the bench for hours!

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The whole season races by and I’m always trying to catch a glimpse whenever I can.  It is hard to believe that this weekend is Halloween.

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Time really needs to slow down.  In the mean time I’m going to keep enjoying the show nature has laid out for us!

 

In 1777 George Washington Slept Everywhere

On Sunday I went to Hope Lodge to see a Re-enactment of an Encampment of 1777.  It was amazing and informational.

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They dressed, ate and even played games all in the spirit of the 18th Century.

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Everyone was represented.

The Hessian Army

The Hessian Army

The British Army

The British Army

The American Regular Army

The American Regular Army

The Militia

The Militia

Here are some random shots of took of the “People of 1777”.

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The Encampment in front of Hope Lodge with the colors of Autumn in the background.

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Who doesn’t like a good bayonet charge?

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I have to say that I love when people like these have such cool hobbies!!!  Thank you Cool Hobby people for giving me an eye into history and a great way to spend an Autumn day!

Through These Doors…

I was visiting some of my favorite places on Friday just to capture the last moments of Autumn when the leaves all fall and make the pathways to Winter.

These are the most beautiful doors I’ve seen in a long time.

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I’ve always loved doors, windows, staircases and well you get the idea…they all lead some where.  These doors lead to a place that some would say was the ultimate goodness and others would say the ultimate sadness.  I guess a little of both.

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They lead to a Mausoleum at Laurel Hill Cemetery.  The artistry is amazing in both Marble and Steel.  Love and dedication went into this house of the dead.  I know cemeteries aren’t most people’s usual place to go on a day off but for me the peace and serenity is complete.