Autumn Comes Early to Litchfield County

Editors Note: It’s been a while! Due to exciting last minute summer days, and Tropical storm Irene impacting the region, it has been a rather busy couple of weeks. Now, onto the show!

It wasn’t long ago that we were practically shoveling snow of our roofs. It also wasn’t long ago that we were thinking of relaxing summer days at the lake. Where oh WHERE did the time go? It’s after labor day, and judging by the looks of the trees, it’s already fall in Litchfield County! Before you know it, we’ll be scaring up game and placing turkeys on our dining room tables for Thanksgiving. Time just seems to fly on by when you’re having fun.

For me, this has been a summer to remember. Not only did I finally turn 25, but I’ve also had an incredible amount of interaction with friends and family while enjoying the great outdoors of the Litchfield Hills and beyond. Wether it was enjoying a day at Lake Waramaug in Kent, or biking the greenways of the Berkshires and New York’s Hudson Valley, there’s no one word to sum up the summer to remember.

As we close the chapter and turn the page onto the next season, we do so the good old New England way. We embrace it. Autumn seems to be everyones favorite season. The turning of the leaves, the apple pies, the apple cider from local farms, even the scent of the crisp autumn air puts the season into perspective. Just a few weeks ago, everything was a bright lush green. Now, those green leaves are giving way to a rust color and leaf filled streets.

There’s a number of ways we welcome the changing of the seasons, but as a yearly tradition for me, I start things off at home by sprucing the place up for fall. Autumn scented candles from Yankee Candle set the atmosphere while mums set the tone outside my home. Baskets of harvest floral arrangements further enhance my home along with a harvest dining room setting. I’m no Martha Stuart! I’m a guy, but I try my best to make my home a home and not a typical bachelor pad. There’s no beer signs here or wall clocks that make weird noises and light effects!

So, as we turn the page and welcome autumn, we should all take a moment to reflect on the good days of summer we all had. Memories are made. Even better ones are yet to come.

Happy Harvest!

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