11.05.2012

Around The Village | Halloween Edition

On this Around the Village, it was Halloween day. It was the first day back to school after the hurricane on Halloween. It didn't feel quite like Halloween, however, since trick or treating had been postponed to Friday.

The mood, however, was perfect for a Halloween day. It was actually quite warm, but overcast and dark. It all seemed very foreboding and spooky. I'm such a sucker for good atmosphere!

A beautiful brick home I walk past every day, with its beautiful autumn hedge.

The Village Church

A historic village home in the dying shades of autumn

Taken in the green, looking toward the Congregational Church.  Isn't that sky just perfection?


We still have some foliage up on the trees, but not much.  I love how everything looks different when the leaves come down. The world changes and shifts, and suddenly you can see things you couldn't before. No longer are things covered and hidden with bushy green trees. Everything is exposed.  I never noticed this shift growing up in California because, well, there just aren't that many trees; but here, in New England, where trees grow like weeds, the change is dramatic. It always makes me stop and take in those things that were hidden from my view only a short time before. Every year I appreciate the change and love that I seemingly live in two separate worlds - the green, lush world of spring and summer, and the changing, dramatic world of fall and winter, where the trees, once their autumn leaves have dropped, leave the world naked and unveiled.

12 comments:

  1. These are great photos, Alyson! You always have me longing to jump in the car and head up to New England :) looking forward to seeing your village in Christmas too!~

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  2. I love that comparison about the trees seasonally. I don't think I ever really thought about it that way. You're totally right.
    That weather sounds like it was perfect for Halloween! I hope it turned out to be a fun one overall!

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  3. It looks like such a lovely and idyllic place to live - completely different from London! ;-) The first picture is beautiful but also made me wonder: you wrote 'a brick home' - it is a rather foreign concept to me that a house should be made of anything else...

    Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog, have a good week ahead xo

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  4. Heather - me too! The village at Christmas is beautiful. I can't wait!

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  5. Donna - it was a blast! Now, I just need to get over the fact that it's all over. :(

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  6. Mademoiselle - thanks for stopping by! Oh yes, New England homes are almost exclusively made of wood, and not brick, due to wood being such a plentiful resource here. Brick is much rarer.

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  7. Your photos are so beautiful, makes me want to move ASAP. =) XOXO

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  8. Beautiful pictures! Your blog is becoming a favorite stop each day and always reminds me of how much I love New England!

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  9. OMG! It's the kind of village us Brits dream of living in. Your pics remind me of the series Gilmore Girls. I SO wanted to live in a NE village with the typical village green. How lucky you are xx

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  10. How cute is Adam?! Glad that the hurricane didn't cause too much damage for you guys (or at least I hope!). That last picture is so cool. Totally spooky :)

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  11. Yes, indeed the sky is perfect on the last image, the mood is great Alyson. Gorgeous images!

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  12. I remember when the leaves came off the trees I was shocked at how many houses/buildings I hadn't realized were hidden behind all the lush greenery all summer long! It was fun...it helped me get to know the area better throughout the fall and winter, and then when it got green again I felt like I understood the depth of the area better. Today I woke up with it raining and I smiled because it's sooo different waking up here in the rain, and our apartment in the village in Essex in the rain. We were perched high up in the trees above our landlords garage and we could see the connecticut river. The weather adn sky was so dramatic and moody and just tickled me every time I looked outside!

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