The Simple Perfection of Autumn in New England

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on October 8, 2009 in Food, Nature |

If winter in New England is long and harsh, summer in New England is short and hot, and spring in New England is cool and rainy, then fall in New England may just be the perfect season. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a summer baby and have no problem playing soccer in 90-degree heat, but fall has a certain magical quality about it here in CT.

I love the fresh crispness of the air contrasted with the earthy scent of decay, the crunch of leaves underfoot, the full moon clear in the sky, the spicy sweetness of apple cider, and the bite of a cool breeze on the tip of my nose and ears.

The temperature is pleasant (64 degrees today), the sun is usually shining (except for the October I got married when it poured for a full 13 days, leading right up to my wedding day…if rain on your wedding day is good luck, then I must have the best marriage luck in the world), and there’s plenty of fun fall activities.

I’ve already gone apple picking at Bishop’s Orchard, and I plan on making some great pies. Oh, and I got fresh apple-cider doughnuts, which were awesome. I have yet to pick—okay, not so much pick as in harvest, but pick as in select—pumpkins, but that’s definitely on the to-do list. There are also corn mazes, great hiking weather, and all the great fall foliage to check out. Of course, there are all the different haunted activities in the area as well.

Yep, fall is quite wonderful around here (knock on wood because I don’t want to jinx it!).

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  • wordwranglernc says:

    I live in the south…and Fall is my absolute favorite time of year, too! The wind is perfect – the leaves are gorgeous – and there is something intriguing and comforting about the seasonal aromas!
    Great post. Great pics!

  • Angela says:

    I love fall. Beautiful pics! It rained on my wedding too–just POURED. And it was lucky. 🙂

  • KT says:

    I'm glad you enjoyed the post, wordwrangler. I'll have to post more pictures as we get more color. I live right on the coast in southern CT, so we tend to be a bit behind the rest of New England.

    Angela, the hubby and I are celebrating 4 years of marriage this week! I guess the rain has been lucky for us too!


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