“… And when it’s time to leave, gracefully it knew life was a gift.”
Good Morning and Happy Monday, everyone!
While many of us typically dread Monday mornings (I still have to work today while many others can enjoy and embrace a long October weekend!)– this week is shaping up to be a fun and easy one- so I’m not too distressed at having to return to my office so bright and early. I have tomorrow and Wednesday off to spend some time in Boston, catch a Bon Iver show, and enjoy the company of someone near and dear to me. Thursday is my half-day at work, and then on Friday I get to attend an afternoon seminar until the end of the day- which keeps me away my desk for a few hours at the least!
Not all that bad, really!
And despite this past weekend being filled with my other jobs/obligations, errands, and preparing for the days ahead- I still managed to take a couple of hours to go leaf peeping and get some hiking in at a nearby reservoir while the sun was high- and caught some brilliant photos along the way!
Early to Mid-October is usually when the foliage is at it’s peak “pretty-ness” here in Massachusetts- and despite a few hotter than normal days at the beginning of the month and some recent torrential downpours- it looks like the leaves are changing right on schedule this season!
You can see larger versions of the photos below by simply clicking on them!
So, so unbelievably beautiful- and there’s still some that trees haven’t even started changing yet!
A little later on this week I’ve got a recipe for a fun take on miniature pecan pies (a hint- it involves cinnamon buns!) as well as a recap of my time in and around Boston! I’m so excited!
But until then, I’ve got to really take on the morning grind so that everything gets done before I head on out to the city tomorrow afternoon!
Have a great day off to those of you not working- and good luck to the rest of us who are! Here’s to a good week ahead!
– Ashley –
2 thoughts on ““I hope I can be the autumn leaf, who looked at the sky and lived…””
I love your writing. Warm. Friendly. Sometimes funny. Beautiful photos. Oh–and I just made cranberry walnut scones.
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Thank you so much! And cranberry walnut scones sound so good right about now.