… when every leaf’s a flower.
(So says Albert Camus. If you don’t know who Albert Camus is, well … neither did I. Go here for more info … what? You’re saying I just Googled “autumn quotes” to find the quote in the title?? … yeah, ok, I suppose I did. I though about titling this post “Peter Tried To Tip Me Into a Lake”, but I figured that title was too long. Read on to find out why.)
Autumn is my favorite season of the year, despite having the misfortune to be followed by winter. Maybe it’s the cooler air, the leaves wearing every one of my favorite colors, the apple cider doughnuts, my birthday … and when I was younger, I loved autumn because it also meant the start of school. No, I’m not kidding. I was THAT kid.
Recently, Peter and I hightailed it up to Vermont to enjoy the beautiful colors unfolding on the slopes of Okemo mountain. For those of you not fortunate enough to live in the Northeast U.S., here is a taste of New England autumn:
Kayaking on a lake:
While in Vermont, we also attended an event called The Big Buzz Chainsaw Festival (yes, you read that right). With a name like that, how could we not check it out?
The festival was full of people with chainsaws sculpting chunks of wood. This guy was really into it:
The carvers get together to carve this eight-foot bear, which was auctioned off for charity.
We may have picked up a little something to decorate our apartment … meet Baddie, the bear version of Maddie:
C’mon, tell me you don’t see the resemblance:
Finally, check out this short video for a look at our Vermont weekend. Pay attention around 1:20 to see why I wanted to call this post “Peter Tried To Tip Me Into a Lake” 😀
Stay tuned for my next post, in which I have food. Specifically, apples! 🙂
Q: What is YOUR favorite season and why? As I’ve said, Autumn is my favorite season, because it makes me happy. Remember, folks – happy … healthy … happy … healthy (hey, that’s the name of this blog!).
Edited to add: I’ve had a few questions about the music in the video. The first song is “Margaret’s Waltz” by Bryan Sutton and the kayaking song is “Straight, No Chaser” from The Complete Columbia Recordings of John Coltrane and Miles Davis. Finally, the Maddie-gets-attacked piece was written by none other than my brother-in-law, Dave! He wrote me and Peter an entire symphony for our first wedding anniversary a few years ago – I am SO not kidding. The symphony, and a piano piece he wrote for my Christmas present last year are hands-down the BEST gifts I have ever received. (Tangible ones, of course – marrying Peter was a pretty awesome gift, too 😉 ) Thanks, Dave!