Saturday, November 04, 2006

Fall Color

We took a fall color day trip today--just in time, as all the leaves on the north sides of the mountains were down. The south sides were still glorious and the deepest, brightest yellow we have ever seen, much more so than usual.

We picnicked in the car on our packed lunch and in early afternoon arrived at a favorite stop, a funny town perched on the mountainside, with streets full of Victorian-style cottages, many of them gloriously shabby.


We wandered in and out of little shops: Daisy found things to look at in the toy store.


Richly-colored pansies in a window-box.


The Composer with Giles and Felix ("the guys", Daisy calls them) in the park.


A happy autumn vignette.



We finished off with dinner in a renovated mill--a treat indeed. Although Daisy, with her head cold, was not hungry and systematically rejected each bit of food we placed on her saucer. At last she held up the frilled toothpick from Giles' ham sandwich and asked, "Can I eat this?"

She is safely tucked away in bed now, after a long and beautiful day.

8 comments:

Cindi said...

What fun!

Brenda said...

When my daughter was a little girl, we lived in Holland, Michigan (basically all of the 1980s).

Your post reminds me so much of our happy autumn trips to a local orchard that also had a small restaurant. We looked forward to it each year.

Something else I noted, your baby is growing up! Such a cutey. They change so much at that age.

Kelley said...

I just love coming here!
What a wonderful blog that you have!
Wishing you a blessed week ahead!

salina said...

That sounded like so much fun. The toothpick thing was so cute. :) I just love kids at that age simply for that reason. :)

G.L.H. said...

It sounds like a lovely day. Thanks for including pics of "the guys." They are so handsome, aren't they?
Hoping Daisy will be fully herself soon!

MrsSM said...

Brenda!

Could you be talking about Crane's? They have just the best gelatto, cider, and pies anywhere in the West MI area:)!

Anna said...

I love Holland! I spent a lovely vacation week there with family friends when I was fourteen, and have fond memories of lots of flowers, candy shops, and waves on Lake Michigan to rival the Gulf of Mexico.

Anonymous said...

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