There's something so inspiring and nostalgic about the change of seasons, especially if you live in a four season kind of place. Allergies aside, Autumn is hands down my favorite season: always has been, always will be. On Sunday, DH and I went traipsing around the North Shore, looking at pumpkins, mums, and anything else fall-ish we could lay our eyes on.
Yay for pumpkins. Did you ever put a little one on the corner of your desk at school as a child?
Even pricey Long Island has an affordable cuisine du terroir... potatoes, potatoes and more potatoes.
Suffolk County still represents the State of New York as a formidable produce industry.
Gourds... they're autumn's answer to summer's Heirloom Tomato.
How can something so ugly be so cute? :)
What do you love about Fall on Long Island? I'm looking forward to doing all the happy little things I did as a Jersey Girl, but with a new twist. Cherishing old traditions and joyfully claiming new ones with DH.
The old (revisited):
Finding a great apple orchard, farmstand or corn maze.
Decorating for Halloween and Thanksgiving (more Hardy Mums from Home Depot than you can shake a stick at)
Listening to my "fall" cds
Enjoying the remarkable folliage (North Shore style)
Walking along Long Beach (our town beach, not to be confused with the Nassau County town) and marvelling at the shells of horseshoe crabs, rocks and stillness.
Getting Pumpkin Cheesecake cream ice at Ralph's Italian Ices.
Checking out the Westbury Gardens "Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns".
What about you?