Autumn Smitten

Photo:(AP Photo/Mike Groll)

I made my first apple crisp of the season today. Which is a delectable insinuation that bygone are the days of flip-flops, climbing mountains and canoeing on the still waters of Ipswich. Naps on the soft sands of Atlantic is a distant memory. Scarves and sweaters have found their way, out of closets. Days have started shrinking, skies are grayer, birds have started flying south. Frigid, gloomy, snow-clad winter is very well on its way. But, not until we get to embrace the magical fall, gracefully pushing the winter into a hiatus, for just the right amount of time.

I do not play favorites with the seasons, I love them as they come, the way they are. But, I can not help doting at the fall, just a little bit more than others. I am not to be blamed. I live in New England. Fall here is nothing less than chimerical.


Urban autumn scents the air with fumes of  endless cups of pumpkin lattes, spiced candles and steers the mundane conversations to connivance about eerie dresses and Halloween parties that mandate them. Sidewalks have yellow blanket of  dried leaves, which makes walking an adventure in itself. The houses are adorned with artistically carved pumpkin lanterns to ward off the darkness. Farmer markets boast the crispest of apples and there is no better season to drink the warm, creamy soups. Life is simply festive.

When you move away from the intoxicating apple cider to the woods, nature’s treasure trove awaits. From what I hear, northern New England is the best place in the world for leaf peeping. One can witness the foliage in its full glory. Hundreds of miles of winding roads and mountains lined by trees that are scarlet and yellow, russet and brown, make me want to make them my home. I want to bask in the beauty of colors, I want to store these memories in my mind, to keep me warm during the winter’s reign. If there is a heaven, probably this is it. Oh, Autumn! how I wish I were a poetess or a better writer for that matter, to explain truly, how you take my heart away!

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12 responses to “Autumn Smitten

  1. Jenn

    Very persuasive – and you almost had me at creamy soups – but nothing will lure me away from my luxurious summer days! le sigh.

  2. Don’t be a hater 🙂 Love them all 🙂

  3. Lovely post! i couldnt agree more with you!! I had written a blog post last sept about the same :-).. http://www.yodelingmamas.com/blog/?p=1145 hope u enjoy reading it too..
    -Vrushali

  4. Becky Sue

    Beautiful writing and photos! You’ve almost got me convinced to embrace fall.

  5. Nice. I also love each season as it comes. If we didn’t have them all, we might not appreciate each of them individually.

  6. We traveled to New England in the late summer and enjoyed it so much. We always have had plans to return to see the wonderful colors, but have never made it. Maybe someday.

  7. loved your post. i could actually taste, see and feel the fall season in your words.. awesome! Seattle (where I live) is so similar to the pictures you have posted here.

  8. I’ve come to this post late, and last night we (in Calgary) had 10+ cms of snow… I too love autumn, but where I live it’s fleeting…

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