Monday, October 14, 2019

Weekend Wanderings!

A long weekend means a lot of activity and we kept busy, each day. We were lucky enough to have nice weather so we could get out.

On Saturday we did an easy day and went to the beach. It was a little cooler, but that meant less people. We have been making friends with the regular beach combers, so Bean had fun too, meeting up with his friends.

We got a few nice treasures, I just enjoy being outside and chatting with people, so anything I find is a bonus.

With the recent storm and winds, we wanted to check the girl's graves to make sure there was no damage. Everything was fine and the cemetery was full of fall colors.

We made one more stop at the pond and let Bean go for a short walk and enjoyed the views and the colors were starting to pop in some areas.

On Sunday we went up state and visited with my nephew who was camping, so we got a late start to the day. The colors popped in some areas and some are still green. Of course, I see a cemetery and have to stop for a look. I loved this memorial and the fall colors.

We stopped at a few ponds and headed to Putnam. The falls and surrounding area are worth the stop. They also have a lot of antique stores and historic buildings, as well as a river walk. A few sights along the river.

Today I woke up late, so we went for a shorter ride and stayed in central Connecticut, near the city of Norwalk. The first place we headed to was Occum, a small town but the ride up, is along the river and beautiful views. We stop at the Dam to see the falls and this time we drove to the other side and found a little country church. The larger church is in the city of Norwalk.

Next on the stop was Yantic falls. We always love going there, unfortunately the leaves were just starting to turn.

And another stop at a nearby cemetery, Connecticut has plenty of churches and cemeteries. And cemeteries are the best place for old oaks, maples and color.

We ended the day with a trip to the apple orchards and filled our bucket. The orchards are almost bare, so that is going to be the last batch that we can pick. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed exploring with me.

7 comments: said...

We go to cemeteries too. The old stones, silent but representing full stories are reassuring and refocusing. Gearing up for a last fling with the rv to Maine.

acorn hollow said...

A lovely weekend and good finds and sights. that hand with the birds was in the sculpture walk here in Meredith NH. I will see if I have a picture of it. The artists are from all over so I am sure it is the same one.

Kate said...

Such a fun and beautiful weekend Debbie! I enjoy your photos.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Love the green sea glass! What beautiful autumn pix! You certainly live in a lovely area.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Such beautiful fall color. Too bad I missed it two years in a row :(

Fiona said...

gosh those colours… so lovely....

Susan said...

You are definitely getting some pretty color now. We still aren't. A lot of leaves are just falling and some are only brown, so I'm wondering if we didn't get water at the right time this summer - first it poured for two months and then no water for six weeks!