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Monday, October 08, 2007
An autumn adventure
On Saturday afternoon, Mr. T and I took off on a little “foliage drive”. It didn’t really matter that the day wasn’t brilliantly sunny; the fall colors were about at their prettiest, and we could take a few hours away from our many responsibilities. So we did!
It was really a treat just to drive through the countryside together. I did a bit of crocheting on a dishcloth, and we listened to a high school football game until we lost the station. The hardwood trees nearest us and the ones far off on the hillsides were all changing colors. We could see all shades of red, orange, and yellow, with the tall, dark evergreens mixed in amongst them. Just breathtaking!
We stopped at a small lake and watched some loons. I suppose they were fishing, but there were several of them, and it really seemed as if they were showing off their water acrobatics and diving techniques for one another! Unfortunately, they were too far from shore for us to get any good pictures of them.At another lake, we were able to walk down to the beach and get some photos of the water and the colorful trees. We were the only ones there, and it was very tranquil and peaceful... just what we needed after a busy, stressful week.
Later on, we stopped at a country gift shop and treated ourselves to some goodies like fudge, maple cream, and strawberry-rhubarb preserves to bring home with us... souvenirs of our little autumn adventure! It began to rain while we were in the shop, so we headed home after that, feeling much more refreshed than when we started out a few hours previously. God is so good to give us that little bit of leisure time... just enough to refresh us and encourage us along the way.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.