It's no secret that Autumn is my favorite time of year. The humidity of the dog days of summer have all but disappeared, the biting bugs have stopped biting and the days are almost always warm and sunny with the nights turning cool and crisp....so wonderful! I wait all year long for the short 2 months that we get to enjoy the amazing display of color that Mother Nature blesses us with up here in the North Country.
Ken and I took a ride last Sunday around Lake Winnepesaukee winding through the small towns of Moultonborough, Melvin Village and Tuftonboro to take in the beautiful scenery. I love the reflection of the trees in the water here reminding boat owners that it's almost time to dock the boats for the winter.
As a child I used to love walking through the piles of leaves that accumulated as they fall off the trees. Even still when I hear those leaves crunch under my feet and smell the leaves as they are getting ready to crumble, I remember those days of raking huge piles of leaves to jump in with my friends. Smells of warm apple crisp and hot spiced cider.....and Halloween! So many wonderful things to love about Autumn in New England.
Many of the colors that I create in the dye-pot are inspired from the colors that surround me come this time of year. The deep reds that are never a true red, but a combination of reds, greens or reds and orange or purply reds tinged with brown. Truly beautiful colors, don't you think?
...and the colors on my knitting needles are some of the colors that Autumn inspires.
What are some of your favorite Autumn memories?