Fall has arrived. The leaves are beginning to transform and, on occasion, the air feels crisp. Despite the weather not heading full force into the new season just yet, we are ready to trade our summer fun for autumn festivities. This time of year brings vibrant colors to the trees of New England, which beg to be photographed. Spending time in the outdoors is a delight for the senses; with cinnamon, pumpkin spice, and apple cider filling the air, leaves crunching under our feet, and a kaleidoscope of colors falling from the treetops.
Some of our favorite ways to enjoy the season include apple picking, crafting, and wandering through nature. If you’re lucky enough, some apple orchards might still have pears and peaches up for grabs. Stopping into the farm store is always a must. You can find pies, jams, ciders, and a variety of honey. Once you’ve gathered up all the treats you can hold, think about taking a stroll through a corn maze, or head right to a nature trail. The sights this time of year are unlike any others, and the weather is perfect for adventuring. If you’ve decided to explore, don’t forget your camera or binoculars to really take in your surroundings. Of course, just being present is a great way to absorb the scenery, but who doesn’t love capturing a picture of a golden leaf, or spotting a creature scurrying up a branch?
The intro to the harvest season sparks plenty of craft ideas as well. Whether you prefer to pop into the store and buy supplies or gather items from your backyard, the varieties of colors and textures can lend themselves to wreaths, centerpieces, and everything else in between. Whichever way you choose, remember to enjoy the season, and take time for yourself. What are some of your favorite fall activities? We would love to know.