New England Fall

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Fall in New England is awesome. Having Angie’s mom and grandma here this weekend provided the perfect excuse to escape from school work for a little bit to explore some of our nearby treasures.

Saturday found us in Lexington and Concord for visits to Minuteman National Park, Authors’ Ridge in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery (resting place of Emerson, Thoreau, Alcott, and Hawthorne), the Old North Bridge, and the Orchard House (Louisa May Alcott’s home). On Sunday, we made a brief visit to one of my absolute favorite places in Boston – the Mt. Auburn Cemetery. I don’t feel like I’ve done a Boston fall justice with my camera yet, but here’s a few attempts from this weekend.

These first two shots are of the Old North Bridge in Concord, where the Minutemen finally succeeded in turning back the British during the opening battle of the Revolution in 1775.

This next shot was actually taken earlier this year from the end of the bridge, looking south.

I returned to the same spot this weekend to get the same shot with fall colors. Now I just need to return after a big snow storm this winter to complete the series!

We also took an interesting tour of the Orchard House in Concord, which was the inspiration for Louisa May Alcott’s book, Little Women. She wrote the book while living there with her family. The picture is actually of the schoolhouse on the property where Louisa’s father, Bronson, taught.

The last two pictures were taken at Mt. Auburn Cemetery, a short 5-minute drive from our house. I can’t get enough of this place – it’s seriously one of my favorite spots in all of Boston. If you come to visit, I’ll probably insist that you visit here to take a stroll.

I’ll be sad to see fall go.

NC

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