Every Autumn we drive off to hike some trail in search of Fall foliage colors at their peak. This is embarrassing to admit but, if I had paid any attention, there are beautiful vibrant colors right in our own backyard.

My new favorite cider is from Beardsley Cider Mill in Shelton, CT.
I haven’t found a favorite cider donut. I still prefer the sugar raised ones at Lakeside in Stamford.

Anyone who has raked a yard full of leaves knows that it’s absolutely ZERO on the fun-meter. No smiling faces in your photos, no matter how glorious the autumn sunshine.  This was Brent’s very first experience taming freshly fallen leaves and we let him stop well before the novelty wore off. I would say this afternoon activity ran its course in about 20 minutes.

What’s next on Brent’s bucket list for Real World New England? Shoveling Snow.
I can’t decide what’s worse. Rake or Shovel? I’d rather stick with the camera.

This post was edited humming along with Lady Day. I also like the Madeleine Peyroux version.