This morning I had to get the ice scraper out of the trunk of my car to clear my windshield. Fall weather was slow to arrive year, the fall foliage late by at least two weeks, but the nights are decidedly cold and getting colder. And more dark. This weekend we'll turn our clocks back and darkness will descend all too soon.
In early October, we drove up to Stowe, Vermont to visit my friends who have a home up there. The last time we were there was in January, when we were charmed by the snow, not knowing that we'd be in for more than 100 inches of it in Boston by February. This fall trip was lovely, even though the color in the mountains was still spotty. More pics from Stowe here.
We also visited my alma mater last weekend for a bit more leaf peeping in Northampton, a couple of hours west of here. But the color is beginning to peak here in the Boston area as well, and everyone was out on Sunday afternoon in the Public Garden taking pictures in the slanting light before sunset.
We also caught this photo op on the Lagoon Bridge on Sunday. I suspect it was a professional photo shoot rather than an actual bride and groom (of which we see many in the Public Garden on any given weekend) - the bride was too beautiful and they were too practiced at repeating the pose for the camera. Still, it was something to see.
We are entering the very busy season, or the even busier season, in my job. The clients need to spend their budget before the end of the year or lose it for next year. I have had some ups and downs with my ability to get a solid night's sleep, but hoping my latest remedy continues to work (self-treating with homeopathy for the night sweats and hot flashes now after every herbal remedy and HRT attempt have failed or caused intolerable side effects). It's amazing what a decent night's sleep does for one's mental and emotional capacity. Sleep, the miracle drug.
Anyway, as they say at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont (just above my friends' place), Auf wiedersehen!