9.26.2012

Autumn in New England


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I'm back, after a crazy long hiatus, with a new design and new domain! Thrilled to be back just in time for the very season for which New England was created. Autumn is New England's crowning glory, its time to shine, and I hear this year the foliage is supposed to be extra spectacular, and for that I must thank the other seasons for priming conditions perfectly.

And let's not forget Halloween. I mean, there is just something extra spooky about New England, especially as the days grow shorter and the shadows loom. History and superstition run deep in this land, running as deep as the roots of our ancient trees.

Things have changed for me in year since I last posted on my old blog. I moved! Yet again. Crazy, yes, but it has been for the better. We stayed in the same town. We chose another old house. The history of this place remains a bit of a mystery as of now. The original portion of this antique colonial could have been built in the late-1700's. It is something I have begun to research. At this point, I only know who has owned the home as far back as 1858. To go beyond that, I must dig up land records at the county building in Nashua, which I plan to do soon. For this house, we traded acreage to be in the heart of the village, and I'm so happy we did. We can now walk to our little market, the village common (where many events are held, including a farmers market every week), the library, the school, to town hall, and the old village graveyard. We truly feel a part of a community now.  In our other homes we could go days without seeing a neighbor.  Country life does have its charms, but being part of the village life makes us feel so much more connected, and this village is particularly amazing since it is in the historic district and every single building, every home, is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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This autumn has been wonderful so far.  The kids are back in school and are thriving.  I have started work on my novel again.  The weather is pure perfection, and the leaves are beginning their change into their vibrant, fall best.  And I am excited to be back to blogging once again.

(Photos taken when apple picking a week and half ago.)

12 comments:

  1. I had actually just checked your blog recently because I wondered what you'd done with your home improvement projects......it sounds like you've moved to a new home! I've always wanted to live in a place where I could walk to what I needed.

    Hope you share pictures of your new place!

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  2. Hi, Eileen! Definitely plan on sharing pictures of the new place soon! Thanks for visiting my new blog!

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  3. I'm glad you are back! I've thought about you a few times lately. Enjoy the Fall -- it's New England's time to shine!

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  4. Hi, Ellen! I still would love to get together with you some time.

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  5. Alygirl! love the new design. Can't wait to see new house pix. Happy you're writing again. I've missed you. ♥

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  6. Hi, Blue! Definitely writing again and it's awesome. Hope you are doing well!

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  7. Alyson, you are truly living my dream... Old home within an historic New England village... Swoon. I look forward to seeing new photos of everything! :-)

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  8. Welcome back! I've missed you. Your new home sounds a lot like ours.

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  9. So good to see you again! Looking forward to your Fall photos.

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  10. I love your blog! I have a feeling reading it is going to make me feel a little homesick, especially in the fall! I'm so glad that you love your new house. It's neat to live close to a town's center, especially when it's a quaint historic town like yours. I'm glad things are going well! I miss you.

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  11. Happy to see you again. congratulations on your life. It sounds heavenly

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  12. Erin - you would love my town! It's amazing.

    Sarah - Thank you! I missed reading you too!

    Val - thank you so much!

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