Thursday, October 15, 2009

Would you care to join Harper and me on a walk to the Post Office? The weather has certainly become 'brisk' with a forecast high of 45f. It is currently 35f. But we decided we didn't need a jacket. As it gets colder, I won't be doing that again.
At the end our street is the town Common.

Across from the Common is the library.
I haven't thoroughly explored it yet. I had to wait until I got my MA identification before I could get a library card. Just haven't made it back yet. I wonder if they still use a card catalog - I miss them.
Here's another view of the Common.
Everywhere you turn right now is bursting forth in fall colors. I just can't get enough.
Living in a small town is different, too. On this short walk, we greeted 2 different neighbors, got a shout out to Harper from a passing truck and a couple of waves from others. It's nice to not feel so anonymous, but it will take a little getting used to also.
Okay, we've dropped off our mail. Time to head home again. We just have to walk down this street a little bit and we'll be there.
After our little outing we'll spend the rest of the day inside working on some stitching. There's always a project nearby that needs some tending. Thanks for coming out with us. It was fun.

23 comments:

loulee said...

Looks like a lovely walk, I love the colours of the trees.

Gail said...

I live in the Mid-west and we have lots of fall color but ours is definitely behind yours. What a pretty walk, I enjoyed it immensely.
Thank you for sharing.

Cathi said...

What a wonderful walk! Looks like you live in a very very pretty place!

paula, the quilter said...

Do you think the children's section is in the basement? The one in my hometown was in the basement that was accessed by a wrought iron circular stair. It was spooky to this 7 year old girl. I found it interesting that your new place doesn't have curb and gutter on the streets.

Shakerwood Primitives said...

Thanks for the exercise. That's about all I can handle today! Beautiful, beautiful walk.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

It was a bit chilly today wasn't it. You asked me a while ago if you were going to need gloves. I tried not to scare you but did you get your gloves?

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

That was a lovely walk, your colors are beautiful. Are you sure that shout was for Harper ;),
love the friendliness of your town.
Enjoy your stitching!

Beth said...

Oh my gosh, I'm so jealous! How nice to have neighbors who wave to you. I see a guy and his kids almost every day at the mailbox and I said, we must have the same schedule, I see you guys here every day, he gave me a blank look and said "I don't know." Sheesh! I want to move to your neighborhood!

Kathie said...

well its been snowing this afternoon here in NJ
and cold/rainy too!
the leaves here are like yours , I just hope they keep changing colors and get the vibrant reds and yellows I love soon
your little town looks wonderful...
glad you got out for a walk with Harper

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Lovely fall foliage, mine are just falling.... not changing that much. shame.

Mimi said...

Don't you just love all the Fall colors? Thank you for letting me join you on your little walk. :D

WoolenSails said...

You found a beautiful place for your new home, love smaller old towns.

Debbie

Milah said...

Here's a little small town advice:

Be careful who you talk about, because almost everybody is related.

Angela said...

I know what you mean about all that "friendly". When my friends come in to my retreats, they get culture shock at all the hellos they are required to give back. LOL We were on a drive to a quilt shop and a driver waved at us, I waved back. I was asked, how do you know that person. I replied, don't. They replied, freaks! LOL And we had 2 more "wave bys" before we got back to the retreat site. I so loved it!!! And we will not talk about all the "honeys and sugars" they are subjected to by total strangers. Sometimes I even inject more into MY speech, just cause I can. :o)

AnnieO said...

(inhales) Ahhhh! I love the smell of fresh fall air, though I do feel a bit chilled. Maybe a scarf would help. Thanks for the tour! :)

Janet said...

Fabulous photos and I love the header too. You live in a lovely area. I live in a small town too and it's nice when people say hello.

The Calico Cat said...

Ahhhh, Autumn in New England. Did I ever mention that my mother's family is from Mass.?

Lori said...

It looks very beautiful, Libby. Small town living sure has its benefits:)

QuiltedSimple said...

How pretty! We are scheduled to get snow this weekend
Kris

Guðrún said...

Yes this was fun. I love to get a sneak peak in your world. It is so beautiful. I love your tree in the header.

Julia said...

What a very fun walk I just had with you and Harper! Thanks for inviting me to come along. It looks like you live in a most perfect place. :~)

Katie said...

Thanks for taking Kipper and me with you for the walk. I'm bringing the fried cakes made with cider for our snack.

Eileen said...

Little towns are the best, Love your little walk. Aren't the trees beautiful.