#Autumn down a country lane in New England. (Yes, I do live in a postcard.)

The first real frost is forecasted. After that, well, you never know what the colors will be. So late this afternoon as I drove home from my weekly grocery run, the cows called to me and I had to stop and take their picture. The light was coming in at a beautiful angle, and I was dreaming of buying an expensive camera in that moment. I got over it. The iPhone will have to do. I’ve driven past this scene, and many of the cows’ brethren, for twenty years. But there’s always something a bit whimsical seeing it in fall. When I first moved here from the hustle of Long Island, I used to joke with my friends that I now live in a post card. It’s not a joke anymore. I really do. And I’ve learned to live in the woods rather than at the beach, and I’ve learned there is peace in rolling footpaths are there are in rolling waves.

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Happy Fall!


These are the cows. We called them “oreo” cows when the kids were small. I’m sorry I don’t know the exact breed, but they are always this color, with a creamy white middle. That tree out in the middle of the field is one I watch in every season. I love that tree.




Something about the expression on this bovine’s face reminds me of my dog. If you knew my dog, you’d know.





Stone walls are everywhere here. Lots of granite and such.




I loved this tree too. As I walked past, the sunlight made it even more golden. See the next photo.



It was a moment. The photo does not do it justice, but God loves this tree.




Pond is a bit still, usually there is a strong spring that feeds it, but its been a little droughty here.















St Francis



These might be the last of the mums before the frost comes.



Tree canopy overhead.

My previous fall post from last year is here, and from the old blog here, and this one has some of my favorite barns in it, here.


6 comments on “#Autumn down a country lane in New England. (Yes, I do live in a postcard.)

  1. Nancy Ward says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing God’s wonders in your part of his creation.

    1. Pat says:

      You’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

  2. NancyAnne says:

    God’s love to us in nature expressed. Beautiful. And those cows…perfect name to them- ” Oreo” cows! I have never seen anything like them! I was thinking to that same term. I found your blog and podcast as I prayed to inspiration and guidance to our Christian faith, even as I am not Catholic.. I do find I can relate to your words so much. Thank you for what you do.

  3. Pat says:

    NancyAnne, Happy to have you along. And thank you for your kind comments about our sisterhood in Christ.

  4. Susan says:

    Hi Pat,

    I believe the cows are ~ Dutch Belted Cows!
    I love them too, thanks for posting them, I think
    most people have never seen anything like them.
    I enjoy your blogs.

    From one old catholic in the tribe to another!


    1. Pat says:

      Thanks for the tip! It’s also been suggested that they could be Belted Galloways. Those handle harsh conditions and are originally from Scotland… which might be a good fit for New England’s climate. Either way, I enjoy them as I roll by! Here’s a link about Belted Galloways: http://beltie.org/history-attributes.php If they are Belted Dutch they’d be dairy cows. If they are Belted Galloways they’d be cattle. I think their curly hair and shape suggest cattle…

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