Autumn has arrived in full swing here in Connecticut and I am loving every minute of it. It is cold enough for sweaters and boots, but not quite freezing enough for hats and scarves. Unfortunately, I have had my head in the toilet for several weeks now and have missed most of the leaves turning, but this weekend Chris and I decided that if I’m gonna be sick anyway, I might as well be sick outdoors! So we headed up to Lyman Orchards this past weekend for some pumpkin pickin’ and kettle corn fun. And – whoa man – was it fun.
This is the view as we were driving. It was so darn pretty that I had to pull my car over on the side of one of the curvy backroads and take a picture.
And when we got to the orchard, the view was just as beautiful. The orchard sits up on the side of a hill and overlooks more rolling hills, all with leaves changing. It was a lot colder than we expected so we had to huddle together for warmth, but the view (and Chris!) warmed me up right away.
This is the pumpkin patch. I had never seen pumpkins growing on the vine before. It looked like they should each come with their own bipity, bopity, boo!
And this is me with my estimated 9-month baby bump, provided with the help of a nice dirty pumpkin.
After a cold day picking pumpkins, we came home to homemade 17 bean soup and football. I don’t think it gets much better than that!