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Picture This Picture That #14: Daily Life in A New England Autumn

Sometimes when you live in a place all your life you don’t understand why it is that people come from all over the world just to see what has become invisible to you.   Fall in New England is a musical beauty that changes from day to day.   Peak color only lasts a short time, but if you are lucky and the weather is right on a still, fall day even the locals can get mesmerized.

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A New England Autumn
03-03-2015 TLD

The leaves are going now
in the autumn of the life;
a last song before sleep.
If you catch a moment
when the wind waits,
quiet your breaths
and hear colors sing.

 

View from a local causeway

View from a local causeway

Sometimes you can almost hear Bob Ross painting happy little trees.

Golds were common in our area this past fall of 2014

Golds were common in our area this past fall of 2014

 

Gorgeous until you have to rake it.

Gorgeous until you have to rake it.

Our house is surrounded by trees.  Both beautiful and maddening if you don’t have a dozen children to rake it all.

Beautiful days for playing without a care.

Beautiful days for playing without a care.

 

 

Raking does have it's high points when you are small.

Raking does have it’s high points when you are small.

 

Every kid should have a tire swing

Every kid should have a tire swing

 

This was a post inspired by Harsh Reality’s Day In the Life… Challenge.

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47 comments on “Picture This Picture That #14: Daily Life in A New England Autumn

  1. ljaylj
    March 3, 2015

    I’m guessing the amount of snow has one reminiscing…

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    • Laissez Faire
      March 3, 2015

      One gets tired of seeing a white carpet after a while 🙂 And no one comes here to sight see snow. LOL

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  2. Opinionated Man
    March 3, 2015

    Reblogged this on HarsH ReaLiTy and commented:
    Thanks for taking part in the HR Challenge! I looked for a picture of you tackling Tom Brady but failed to locate one!
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  3. robertmgoldstein
    March 3, 2015

    I love New England. I lived in Connecticut in my early 20’s. I often think of returning. Thank you for reminding me of its beauty.

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    • Laissez Faire
      March 3, 2015

      Any time. It was also nice to look at something other than snow today 🙂

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      • robertmgoldstein
        March 3, 2015

        I bet! One of my best friends lives in New London. He said that last week he had snow drifts up to his windows.

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      • Laissez Faire
        March 3, 2015

        You should do a search for one of my posts “Greetings from Hoth” LOL We are expecting this week snow/rain combo. Not good juju.

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      • robertmgoldstein
        March 3, 2015

        I will..Thank you…:)

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  4. La Sabrosona
    March 3, 2015

    Beautiful pics. Reminds me of Ontario, but it also reminds me of Nova Scotia, which is where my parents are from.

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    • Laissez Faire
      March 3, 2015

      I think I would like to explore more of Cananda. So far we’ve only been as far as the fall or passing through on our way to Michigan. The falls in the winter though, is surprisingly beautiful.

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      • La Sabrosona
        March 3, 2015

        Did you see when Nik Wallenda crossed Niagara Falls? I was sweating the whole time lol! I am soooo afraid of heights. And I would NEVER skydive.
        Canada’s got some beautiful spots, that’s for sure 🙂

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      • Laissez Faire
        March 3, 2015

        No I didn’t. I actually had to look it up! Some people just like that adrenaline rush, I’ll stick to the ground thanks 🙂

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  5. Another Hopeful
    March 3, 2015

    Love this! I was born and raised in Maine, but currently live in Indiana. The simple beauty of Maine in all seasons definitely gets forgotten when you are so used to it. Being away has made me appreciate it that much more 🙂

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    • Laissez Faire
      March 3, 2015

      It seems like a lot of people who move away from the area either come back, or just miss the little things like fall.

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  6. RMW
    March 3, 2015

    Lovely to see the leaves…. but just like snow, nicer to see from afar so I don’t have to deal with raking leaves or shoveling snow!

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    • Laissez Faire
      March 3, 2015

      I told my husband that I want one of those lawn vacuums because the amount of leaves we have is staggering!

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  7. lynn k scott
    March 3, 2015

    AMAZING!!! I do miss fall and the brilliant colors from back East. It was always my favorite time of year. I love the “glass” looking lakes when the leaves reflect off the still water.

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    • Laissez Faire
      March 3, 2015

      On yes. My husband was all over the city looking for those still spots 🙂

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  8. reallifemarti
    March 3, 2015

    Beautiful pictures of a beautiful place (even when it snows too much)

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    • Laissez Faire
      March 3, 2015

      We are getting a rain snow combo soon to cover the snow we already have. yay.

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      • reallifemarti
        March 3, 2015

        But I can’t retract my statement! Soon spring will make it pretty again. That is after the season called “mud”.

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      • Laissez Faire
        March 3, 2015

        Oh the kids will love that.

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  9. pattyalcala
    March 3, 2015

    I am mesmerized by your photos. I can hear the colors sing. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Beautiful and so familiar. (I live just north of you in Quebec) 😉

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  11. Karyn
    March 3, 2015

    Howdy Neighbor!

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  12. The Simple Beginner
    March 3, 2015

    Beautiful autumn leaves and trees by the water.

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    • Laissez Faire
      March 3, 2015

      We had several nice days. There was even one tree that looked like red flame though I couldn’t find it on my computer.

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      • The Simple Beginner
        March 4, 2015

        Oh that would’ve been real nice 🙂 I’ve never seen a tree that looked like red flame leaves though

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      • Laissez Faire
        March 4, 2015

        I know it is around somewhere. I’ve been looking for it.

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  13. Tricia
    March 3, 2015

    I’m from the Boston area and so know there is nothing like fall in New England! I’ve lived in California for many years now though and really appreciate my visits back east a lot. Nice photos!

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    • Laissez Faire
      March 3, 2015

      I haven’t been to California, I’m sure it has its unique view too. Though there is no place like where you grew up.

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  14. Mallee Stanley
    March 3, 2015

    I was like that until I returned to my hometown after six year. Suddenly, I started to take notice!

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  15. Ellen Hawley
    March 4, 2015

    You’re right–sometimes it takes an outsider’s eye to notice what’s there. These are beautiful.

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    • Laissez Faire
      March 4, 2015

      During tourist season in the areas that are suited to it, I am surprised at the number of people from the UK who visit.

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      • Ellen Hawley
        March 4, 2015

        I’ve heard people here talk longingly about wanting to see New England when the trees turn. They don’t get the dramatic fall colors here. In fact, they don’t call it fall–they call it autumn.

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      • Laissez Faire
        March 4, 2015

        I am to understand that it is often rainy and gray? Though I’ve seen some beautiful photos of the countryside — short summers I presume?

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  16. Ellen Hawley
    March 4, 2015

    Rainy and gray a lot of the time, yes. And beautiful. I wouldn’t say the summers are short. They’re cooler–that’s the main difference. And the winters are milder, at least in Cornwall, where I live. Spring comes early, and even in the winter you find flowers growing outside, so you really feel like there’s hope.

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