Monday, November 2, 2015

Leaf Peepers!

I promise, I am almost done with the posts all about fall.  But I just love fall SO much.  I can't help it!

A couple of weeks ago, Bech took a Friday morning off so that we could all go leaf peeping.  The leaves were in their peak (this elusive week or so when the leaves are just BRILLIANT) and we wanted to drive around and take in their beauty!

We drove north east, up to the top of Smuggler's Notch.  The Notch is a beautiful, windy road through the mountains.  It's closed all winter because of the snow and ice.  But in the fall, it is the perfect drive to see the leaves!  It ends in Stowe, Vermont.  I adore Stowe.  It's a cute little town with a ski resort.  It has great stores and restaurants.  And then, to get back on the interstate heading toward Burlington, we have to drive through Waterbury and past the Ben & Jerry's factory, so we HAD to stop!

?O world, I cannot hold thee close enough!
   Thy winds, thy wide grey skies!
   Thy mists, that roll and rise!
Thy woods, this autumn day, that ache and sag
And all but cry with colour!   That gaunt crag
To crush!   To lift the lean of that black bluff!
World, World, I cannot get thee close enough!

Long have I known a glory in it all,
         But never knew I this;   
         Here such a passion is
As stretcheth me apart,—Lord, I do fear
Thou’st made the world too beautiful this year;
My soul is all but out of me,—let fall
No burning leaf; prithee, let no bird call."

Edna St. Vincent Millay, "God's World"

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