I've turned the corner from the transition period of late summer into fall. Truly I can say now I'm joyfully embracing this beautiful season.
I'm choosing to not think about what lies ahead (winter) as I don wool socks and sweaters on the chilly mornings. Instead I'm reveling in the purple asters growing wild on the roadsides, framed by goldenrod and starting-to-turn-red maple leaves. If you've never experienced autumn in New England you really must someday.
Having said that it's ironic that our family is leaving the state for the next week. Damien is headed to the Rocky Mountains to, get this, backpack for seven days in the Teton Wilderness in Wyoming. He's over the moon excited about this trek and has been preparing for weeks. He's going with a guided group and will be learning expedition skills he hopes will help our family as we hike higher and further, following our own adventurous path together.
With Damien gone for the week I decided to take the kids and go visit my parents in Nova Scotia. They are in the process of building a new house so we'll all be camping out together in their thirty foot trailer. Nova Scotia is beautiful and I look forward to hanging out with two of my best friends who adore my kids to pieces and will (sigh) cook for me.
I have a couple posts planned to share this week but for the most part I intend on enjoying my family and welcoming fall.