Sue and I took The Beau Dog with us Thursday 10/03/19 on a short Fall foliage excursion. We followed a couple of the back roads off of Route 28 along the Eastern shore of Lake Winnipesaukee.
Sue got this beautiful picture of the leaves starting to turn at a park in Alton, NH.
Autumn colors along the creek in Alton.
Because Friday was supposed to be crisp, but sunny, Sue wanted to drive over to Butternut Farm in Farmington to pick some apples as well as gather a bag of clean drops. We took Beau with us because it was chilly enough to leave him in the car while we picked.
On the way, we stopped off at the Four Corner Antique Store. What a terrific little shop that is. We would have wandered the isles longer, but The Howlin' Beau Dog was not hearing any of that. Sue was able to find a nice antique lampshade for a lamp I had on my list of things to do to rewire.
Sue ready to hit the fields at Butternut Farm.
Beautiful day in the apple orchard.
Me lugging the days pick.
This was late apple picking season and the tress were pretty sparse. But we got 2 pretty full bags, grabbed a few decorative pumpkins, and were off.
We turned North on Meaderboro Road so we could do some foliage viewing, stopping off at Oxbow Pond. It's a beautiful small pond with view of the fire tower on top of Blue Job in the distance.
Beau raced down to the edge of Oxbow Pond as soon as we let him out. When we got to him, he had waded into the water and was prancing around, just as happy as could be.
Beau patiently waiting for us at the edge of Oxbow Pond.
Looking North along the shore of Oxbow Pond.
Saturday morning after Sue got back from dropping some things off for the Historical Society's annual Civil War Encampment, we hopped into the car to go food shopping. We didn't take Beau because we wanted to also stop off at Fieldstone Gardens to get some zinnias for Sue's sister-in-law, Joanne, who is quite ill. We'd had a frost the night before and they had gathered in the last of the survivors. Sue got a wonderful bouquet for her.
Sunday, we drove up to Ossipee to just be there for Joanne. She was staying at her daughter's house, and her brother Alan, and some other family members were there as well.
We didn't stay too long, heading back around 3:00 pm. On the way there, coming north to Ossipee, we had met unbelievable south bound vacation traffic. No way did I want to deal with even the remnants of that mess, and so we came back home west over Route 25, dropping down onto Route 171, and then 109A into Wolfeboro. It was just a spectacular drive home.
As we drove through Alton, we stopped at the food store, and picked up a pre roasted chicken and some other things for dinner. We were looking for something very simple, and the chicken was a great choice because Sue said she'd make a nice chicken soup from the leftovers later in the week.
There was a chill in the air when we got home, and so I got a small fire going in the wood stove. It had been a mentally exhausting day, and so it was good just to sit by the fire in the living room, sip a little wine, and forget everything with some rousing games of backgammon.
It didn't take long for the wood stove to bring a nice even warmth to the whole house. It was a really nice, relaxing early evening. After dinner we watched the really engaging and well done 2015 movie, Tumbledown. This is far different from the 2013 movie of the same name. This one is about a young woman who struggles to move on with her life after the death of her husband, an acclaimed folk singer. Very well done.