Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Leaf Peeping Season
Happy October! Our fabulous weather has continued and it may get to about 80 degrees on Wednesday. I had a chance to take a walk around the cranberry bog in Carlisle (the next town to the north) and I have some photos to share. The colors are not yet at their peak but it is still a beautiful place for a walk. The wet harvest of the cranberries usually happens around Columbus Day. If you have never seen how the harvest is done or would like some more information about the bog, you can check the town website HERE.
The cranberries grow in this large flat area. There are a couple of reservoirs along the sides that are used to flood the bog when it is time to float the cranberries for harvest.
The bright blue sky and vivid leaves reflecting on the water in the reservoir are a beautiful sight.
The leaves overhead look like they are on fire when the sun shines through them.
This time of year many people travel to our area to enjoy the fall colors. They are referred to as the "leaf peepers" since the autumn foliage is the primary reason that they come to visit. If you have never seen a New England autumn, it is definitely something for "the list."
One of the things I first noticed when we moved to this area was the tendency for people to place small pumpkins along their walls or atop their fence posts.
I've decided to try to photograph as many of these walls and fences as I can this fall (just for fun!).
I am curious - do people put small pumpkins on walls and fences in other parts of the country? Please let me know if you have seen them in your area (and leave a comment to tell me where you are located).
We had a very busy weekend with family and guests visiting. I am hoping that Wednesday will be a crafty day for me. Here is a sneak peek at something I have been working on. Does fall make you think about quilts?
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