Like the relentless tide, autumn and fall foliage is on the way.

three kids are met by their family pets from the bus stop

kids walking home during a fall afternoon

I received my late summer L.L. Bean catalog and right on page 18 is a cool weather jacket.  Next we see images of kids with backpacks and brown leaves on the ground and for just a moment I can feel that little thrill of anticipation of the fall to come.

All too soon the kids will be heading back to school. Seen here are my niece and two nephews taking a walk after school and the dog and cat went along. Taken years ago when they were small. today the boys are in college and my niece will graduate high school in a year.

Each year in late July or August the fall catalog arrives in my mailbox with images of fall foliage and autumn color.

Both this and the  fall issue of Yankee magazine  make me anxious for the coming season.  Both bring thoughts of fall leaves and harvest fairs and one of my favorite fall things to enjoy… apple cider doughnuts.

two people on bicycles peddle their way past falls colors of red and gold

biking through autumn’s foliage colors

I actually cheated and already had my first cider doughnut from cider hill in Amesbury MA. The first one of the season is an incredible experience. Each bite is almost like tasting fall.  Theirs are slightly fluffy with a hint of apple mixed with crystals of sugar with a dusting of cinnamon on the outside. The flavors of a single doughnut create a flavorful palette of autumn images.

There are many tastes of fall and two of my favorites are apple cider and apples picked right off the tree.  Do you have a favorite apple variety?  How about a favorite method of preparing an apple pie?

Father gives his daughter a boost up to pick the really good fall apples

I want the one waaay up there!

If you have a moment I would love to hear in the comments what you really enjoy about a New England fall.

We go through the summer barbecuing and going to the beach.  So when the fall arrives we seem to be drawn back into the kitchen to prepare favorites that have been passed down from generation to generation.

We start thinking about baking pumpkin pies and other fall favorites. Do you have one I’ve missed here? Post it in the comments and share the recipe if you’d care to…


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Jeff Foliage

My name is Jeff Folger,
but people call me Jeff Foliage.
I have several pages that I write blogs for such as:
My most popular blog is for Leaf peepers: Jeff
I live in Salem, Massachusetts and work as a blogger and Travel Photographer. I'm also the founder of the New England Photography Guild.
Feel free to visit me on my blogs and see what life in New England is like.

I started with Yankee Magazine as their first blogger on everything fall foliage. Now I blog on my own blog on my favorite subject, telling leaf peepers where the fall foliage is showing up in New England and helping them (to some extent) plan their fall foliage vacations.
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