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Oh, October. You have always been my favorite month, if only because back in Florida October means a little less humidity, a little bit of coolness, and gold-tinged afternoon light that just colors everything a little bit differently.

So I was really looking forward to experiencing October in New England. Because dang, go google New England October and feast your eyes on insane color.

It turns out that the here in Fall River, a city on the coast, explosions of color drama are a little later in coming. In just the past week or so, we’ve seen the trees down our road just now really turning. But here and there along the way, you find the little bursts of beauty, as they slowly take over the trees along the highway…


Down the street from my house, a couple weeks ago. Already lost these yellow leaves though. :(

I’ve been wanting to write an update about place, and home, and how things are going. Or at least talk about the first autumn in New England, our Hutchmoot road trip to Nashville… things like that. But these days, I feel like I’m mostly taking it all in.

Taking in color, and experiences, and books… and figuring out the words to translate it all.


Interstate 15 in CT, on our way to Nashville

That said… here’s a little photo blog of the first October in New England. There’s something magical about this time of year…


More CT road tripping


Westport, MA, at the Town Farm, just as the leaves were turning.


Westport sunset



Somewhere around Auburn, MA… I had to pull off the road on my way home from work to get this beauty


A small portion of the spooky and fun Jack O’Lanterns at Roger Williams Zoo in Providence, RI

October, you’ve been great. November, I’m back in for the November Poem-a-Day Challenge at Writer’s Digest (Affectionately known as NovPAD) because I’m a sucker for a good writing challenge and have written maybe two poems in 2014.