|At base of High Point monument over looking the Delaware River in Port Jervis, NY ...or is it Matamoras, PA? Not sure - think it's Port Jervis though. Our three states all connect up there.|
|On the way up to the monument in High Point Stare park|
I love the cool crisp weather, school buses and the excitement of kids returning to school and even tho I'm not getting the boys off to school any longer, I live vicariously through Devan and my neighbors, autumn leaves in all their colorful splendor contrasting turquoise skies or brightening a cloudy day, then the smell and sound of the autumn leaves after they've fallen to the ground, the way the bare trees look ...especially when they look like gold filigree contrasting the navy skies of late fall/early winter, harvest decorations (pumpkins, cornstalks, Indian corn and amber lights in candles in the windows ...among other inside decorations), the world series when the Yankees are in it :), the guys happy watching football, scented candles - especially anything with cinnamon in it, baking, and holidays
|High Point park. I've always been intrigued by the boulders and smaller rocks up here. Such a contrast from the flat, sandy Jersey shore I grew up at. :)|
|Typical Sussex County view|
All that being said, I always want people to be safe with deer being skittish and jumping out into the roads, slippery fallen leaves on rainy roads, avoid snow and ice accidents, injuries and for people to be warm and fed. Many of us face more challenges in this poor economy, but I am mindful that most of us still have so many blessings as compared to others. Oh and I LOATHE the high oil and electric bills that are so high they HURT so many families ...including us. Mr SeaSpray wants to put a wood stove back in. But, I'll post about that another time.