Thursday, October 9, 2008

A Perfect Fall Day

I took this lovely picture a few hours ago on my way to pick up John from school. I was driving down the road and-BOOM!-suddenly there was this amazing view, so I slowed down and snapped a picture.

I was going to write about something else today, but the weather is ridiculously beautiful here in New England today, so I must write and post pictures of that instead. The weather is perfect: it's mild (mid 70s), sunny, and even though there's still a lot of green, the foliage is becoming more intense and vivid in color. It's absolutely gorgeous. I'm a little stunned by the beauty of fall each year. You'd think I'd be used to it by now, but I guess I'm not. And I guess that's a good thing!

After dropping John off at preschool this morning, I took my dog Christy for a special walk. For the first time we went to a walking/biking path that's a few minutes away from my house. How have I lived here for for over two years and never gone on this path? I realized as I was walking how much I've been missing out on, and I resolved to get out and walk the many beautiful paths that are in the area a lot more with my grateful dog (she loves walks, and has been getting jipped for awhile). After all, walking in the beauty of nature is excellent for the soul! Especially on such a beautiful fall day like today.

The beginning of the path

I love my puppy. I still call her my puppy even though she's over 13 years old now. I got her when she was an adorable little six-week-old puppy, and I was a freshman in high school. I love it that we're still together!
Sunshine and trees are two of my favorite things, especially when they're together.

Happy, peaceful, and content
I love the woods. I cannot live happily without woods.

What a perfect fall day!


Alyson (New England Living) said...

I agree! It's such an AMAZING day here in Connecticut. I also took some pictures when I picked Adam up from the same preschool today! Great minds must think alike!

I love the picture of you and your dog. So cute!

rachel said...

It looks so amazing...You are really, really lucky! How cool that you and your puppy are still together :D

*MARY* said...

What a gorgeous place to live.

Karolynn said...

absolutely amazing! I can't even imagine how beautiful that would be in person.

dougandcheryl said...

Those pictures are amazing. I love fall!

Laura said...

I miss the East Coast so much in Fall. It is so beautiful there. I love the picture of you and your dog. Pure bliss.

Amelia said...

I really like that picture of the colorful foliage at the top of your post. It makes me want to keep coming back here so I can be greeted by that every time. But that would mean that you wouldn't be posting anything new, and that wouldn't be good!
That walking path is beautiful. How fortunate you are to have that close by to you. I would walk that every day if it were close to me.
Your dog, Christy, is precious. She looks very good for her 13 years. You must have done a great job taking care of her over the years.

Me said...

What a beautiful landscape! Amazing! I have to admit I'm envious! But thanks for sharing the pictures!

Alyson (New England Living) said...

Isn't it beautiful today too, Donna? So lovely. I was surprised that it was so warm when I stepped outside today.

Donna said...

It is another very nice day. I wish I could enjoy it more, but I feel sick and tired today. My head hurts and I didn't get enough sleep last night, and I think my body's trying to fight a cold off or something. Oh well, at least the weather's nice!
P.S. FYI, we're thinking of hiking up to the Heublin lighthouse tomorrow. Do you want to go, or do you already have other plans?

Alyson (New England Living) said...

That sounds like fun! Are you going to be up for it if you're sick? Let me know what time and such, and I'll see if it works. I'd really love to!

buffyvandabailey said...

jealous. you have no idea how jealous. Ugh, California.

Oh well, I won't be jealous when December rolls around, I guess.

P.S. Look like your state joined my state today in the same-sex marriage fight. :-(