Road Tripping in CT

Every year we say it couldn’t get any more beautiful and then the next year comes and surprises us.  After an extremely dry summer here in CT the Fall is turning out to be amazing.  Okay we have our ups and downs.  Today it was snowing, then cloudy, then sunny, then snowing.  Wow Mother Nature seems confused but she is bestowing the most amazing colors in the leaves.  Enough said!!  Here are some of the many photos I shot this weekend in Northwestern CT. If you can’t get here in person I hope this will make you “FEEL” the magnificence that is all around us.  Do not take any day for granted and live each day to the fullest of your ability. Life like the seasons are short.  Make the most of your time!

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Barn in Cornwall, CT
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Covered Bridge West Cornwall
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West Cornwall
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West Cornwall Housatonic River

 

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Salisbury, CT
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Salisbury all dressed up for Halloween
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Pumpkins in Norfolk, CT
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Can’t live without mums in the fall
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Pleasant Valley, CT town green ablaze in yellows
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View from Mohawk Mountain in Goshen towards NY
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Farm in Goshen, CT

 

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Farm life in Northwestern CT
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Town Bridge in Collinsville, CT
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Farmington River in Collinsville, CT

And of course what would October be without late blooming annuals

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Cleome

and those leaves!

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Bittersweet and Berries

And pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins!

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Get out there and enjoy before it snows 🙂

 

IN SEARCH of FALL FOLIAGE in VERMONT

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Once fall comes around  the air gets crisp and clean and we long for those vibrant colors that fall foliage brings in New England.  It’s time to carve pumpkins, buy mums and cornstalks, bob for apples, design our Halloween costumes and relish the break from the heat of summer before the winter inevitably buries everything with a blanket of snow.

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Can’t live without mums in the fall

 

I spent last weekend road tripping through Vermont in search of all those fall experiences. We ate cider donuts at the Equinox Nursery in Manchester,VT http://www.equinoxvalleynursery.com/  and had lunch at The Little Rooster also in Manchester (a personal favorite for the last 25 years). Then it was up Route 7 to Rutland and over to Killington and Woodstock.  Woodstock, VT may be one of the most charming towns anywhere in New England.

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The Apple Barn
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Kedron Valley Inn

 

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We were lucky enough to snag a room at the Kedron Valley Inn in South Woodstock http://www.kedronvalleyinn.com/   before heading south to Weston, CT on Route 100 and then to Okemo in Ludlow, VT.

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Weston Playhouse

We took the mountain road to the top of Okemo Mountain for some breathtaking views.  Sadly, very little foliage has changed yet but it is coming of course!  Here are some memories from the weekend. Enjoy!

 

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Winterberries and Pumpkins

Finally, making our way to our home away from home Mount Snow and another favorite spot for lunch the Valley View Saloon in West Dover, VT. http://www.valleyviewsaloon.com/

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Mount Snow Vermont

Soon it will be time for skiing and I love the winter but there is something so special about fall here in the Northeast.  Come see us sometime!

 

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