I have Facebook "memories" to thank for reminding me how much I enjoyed sharing with all of you here on my blog. Just the other day one of my "memories" was a link I'd posted to Miss CherryBubbles' favorite autumn things, a Past Life blog post from 2011. Oddly enough, five years later my favorites remain the same and I've added a few in that time. Well, maybe it's not so odd.
Let me backtrack for a moment as a way of updating you. In the summer of 2013, I moved to a wonderful little village on the edge of Lake Champlain. Vermont is just across a bridge over a narrow part of the lake, the village is in the scenic Adirondack Park, and Montreal is less than a 2 hour drive (or train ride). I've enjoyed learning how the seasons here are different in some ways from where I used to live and yet quite similar in other ways.
One thing that hasn't really changed and perhaps has even been enhanced by living here is my favorite season of the year, Autumn. I still read Nancy's Mysterious Letter, watch The Trouble with Harry and either read or watch Peyton Place but now I also throw on a wool plaid Pendleton 49er in fall shades of gold and rust, leap into the jitney, and head out into the colorful autumn world of the Adirondacks and Vermont. One of my new favorite things to do is go to Gunnison's Orchards in Crown Point, NY for the most amazing cider donuts, cold crisp apple cider, and a jolly pumpkin (this year with a swell twisty handle!).
Another new fall favorite is heading to the keen old-timey diner right here in the village for pumpkin pancakes (with real maple syrup, of course).
Little did we know when I wrote a blog post about Foote's Port Henry Diner that within a year we would be living close enough to walk to the place... for pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin pie, and even maple pumpkin cheesecake.