Oh, Fall- How I’ve Missed You

Oh, Fall- How I’ve Missed You

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Fall is finally in the air and, as I do every single year around now, I’m feeling more and more like a Martha Stewart type. During the summer, I don’t like cooking (then again, who does) and it normally feels like most things are just more work than they’re worth. But, as soon as the cooler air hits, I feel a huge burst of inspiration to make things.

While it’s not all cooking and crafting around here (after all, there’s a lot of other things that need doing) fall is really the best season for it all. While a lot of it is a personal love of the crisp air and the changing leaves, a lot of it is really the overall calm I always get around this time of year. Sure, the summer has it’s own perks, but the fall is really when I’m the happiest.

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Plus, I’ve been hiking a lot more lately. So, the exercise alone is likely doing me a lot of good. While sure, I do love me my internet connection, since Irene knocked it out for a week I’ve been doing more in the way of things like that. The above photo was taken at Giuffrida Park, which isn’t too far from where I live. While at first there were scenes like the above (just stunning area by the way) after, no joke- some mountain climbing (yes, me– mountain climbing) there were more like the below.

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We were about 100 ft up, and that’s one of the lower peaks (my camera doesn’t seem to like the brighter light, and I didn’t realize it until later). The image really doesn’t do the view justice, but it really was simply stunning.

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We even met this guy. A huge millipede. This thing was easily 6 inches long, and pretty fast. Honestly, these are still some of my favorite pictures from the trip.

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Plus, between the brook and waterfalls, it’s hard not to feel completely zen’d out (that’s a phrase now by the way).