Zipping Down Country Lanes in New England… and walking them too…

First, with an emphasis on zip…

Yes, we needed something other than MGB for the cooler weather… or maybe that was just needing something cooler. Period. (Let me tell you what a great husband I have….)

(Let me tell you what a great husband I have….he knows I’m a road warrior. He knows I love blue, too! )

Bob and I were sharing a car for while. But this summer, as he began a new job, he suggested I take this for a test drive… He didn’t have to ask twice. I’ve loved these cars since I saw one on vacation in 2003. 10+ years later, the “emptying nest”can handle this. As a former ad copywriter, I certainly appreciate zippy ad copy too, but I digress…

I'm in love with this little turbo!

I’m in love with this little turbo!


Meanwhile, back on those country lanes, this is “high season” when “leaf peepers” from around the world visit New England and enjoy the fall foliage. We are about at about 30% “turned” right now, but things are getting more gorgeous by the day. Let me show you some of my local views. (FYI: You can click on the images to make them larger.)

I pass these ladies pretty regularly…

I pass these ladies pretty regularly…


She is outstanding in her field.

She is outstanding in her field.


Shadows getting longer...

Shadows getting longer in the afternoons…


I love walking to these pastures.


We have many ponds in our neighborhood. I love the cloud reflections after some recent rainfall.

Many ponds in our neighborhood. Love the reflections.

“Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice, and let them say among the nations, “The LORD reigns!”  (1 Chronicles 16: 31)”




“…let the field exult, and everything in it!” (1 Chronicles 16:32)



“Then shall the trees of the wood sing for joy before the LORD…” (1 Chronicles 16: 33)


“O give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures for ever!” (1 Chronicles 16: 34)

Around our yard…

St Francis feeds the birds.

St Francis feeds the birds.

Mary, with the "burning bush" behind her.

Mary, with the “burning bush” behind her.

Brady, not quite as heavy as the pumpkin.

This is Brady, my pumpkin-sized pooch. Clearly he is not impressed by it.


Previous autumn posts… on leaf blowers.

From the archived Among Women blog: “God’s World” by Edna St Vincent Millay, plus a poem by Maria Johnson, and finally my photo essay on barns. 


10 comments on “Zipping Down Country Lanes in New England… and walking them too…

  1. Bego says:

    Beautimous pictures!

    1. Pat says:


  2. Karen Hanrahan says:

    Yes, you have a great husband, indeed! Absolutely love this little post…….the pictures, the captions! Absolutely beautiful! And since I am in Florida believing I am missing peak foliage, your 30% comment made me happy! Hopefully there will be more when I come home on Sunday!

    1. Pat says:

      There’s still a lot to see!

  3. Kerri says:

    Beautiful pictures. I miss New England.

    1. Pat says:

      Come back for a visit!

  4. Barbara says:

    Fall is the only time I get homesick for the north east. I do enjoy the pictures. Thanks.

    1. Pat says:

      Thanks for dropping by.

  5. Oooo, eye candy! Love the cows and horses, and must admit…when I grow up, I wanna be just like Pat and Lisa, my grown-up friends who have cool little cars. In grad school we did a little project on them…they had just come out. I was particularly impressed by the special coffee cups you got (because they messed up the height of the cup holder to bottom of the dash).

    ANYway. Love this post. As Bego would say, beautificorama.

    1. Pat says:

      Happy horsing around in your neck of the woods, Sarah!

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