Here we are, back from our little jaunt around New England. My grand plan to blog from the road didn't quite pan out as well as expected. There were just too many glitches with blogging from my iphone, from only being able to do one image per post, and the images displaying too large, to not getting a proper cell signal. Oh well, we're home now so I'll do my blogging from the comfort of my studio.
We started from Hartford, CT. It was raining for the first couple of days, which made for a beautiful and somewhat meloncholy drive through the tiny villages along the back roads of western Connecticut and Massachusetts. We stopped somewhere in the Berkshires to snap photos of the white clapboard church above, which looked a moody grey in the drizzle. There was also the mandatory drive across a covered bridge in Kent...
Still, it was cozy in our rented little suv, listening to eclectic choral music.
Our first night was spent in Lenox, Mass at the Garden Gables Inn. It was a truly lovely inn, a classic New Engand bed and breakfast with beautiful period decor and gracious hosts. The grounds were lusciously landscaped, the color vivid in the rain. I took lots of photos while gracefully (I'm sure) balancing my little Cath Kidston umbrella overhead.
Lots of pumpkins and berries and cherries everywhere you looked. A feast for the eyes! And breakfast was a maple-syrupy-fantastic feast as well, which we enjoyed while watching the chef wander out into the yard and harvest herbs from the little garden patch. So civilized and utterly charming.
Tomorrow, Part II... where it continues to rain but we don't mind!