I first experienced New England on this very day. When we arrived for our autumn honeymoon, at peak foliage season, it was love at first sight. But I never, ever guessed that eventually I'd be living here. Or that one day I'd possess twenty-plus acres of trees as gorgeous as this tall, stately one at the edge of our forest.
Here's a shot looking up historic Main Street on a picture-perfect October afternoon. Not a cloud in the sky.
October 7 was the first night I ever spent in the cottage up at the Big Lake. It was quite a long time ago, but like all the best, most cherished memories, it could've been yesterday!