Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Roads I travel.....


There are a set of roads that I travel routinely, my family refers to these roads as “over the hill”. I travel these roads to the town where my oldest daughter lives, on holidays to visit family, to the high school that my kids picked. Living in a small town with no high school my children had a choice of high schools from surrounding towns.

This back way is peppered with lovely homes, stone churches, white steeples, the home of the late Bill Blass and the gates that lead to Joan Rivers’s new country home..
No matter how many times I travel this way I never tire of the backdrop of my path..
Bloggers often share drive bys, so with camera in hand I would like to share with you my “over the hill.”
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(click on any picture to make larger)

this is the back of the house....
the barns are also pink...
lace curtain windows
New England at its best
this church is across the road from the
house below...
this is a true country church ....


a road that was once a cow path...


A few days ago I walked along the edge of the lake and was treated to the crunch and rustle of leaves with each step I made. The acoustics of this season are different and all sounds, no matter how hushed, are as crisp as autumn air.-- Eric Sloane

26 comments:

Fete et Fleur said...

Louise! These photos are breathtaking. I have always wanted to live where you live. I love it back east! This has been a treat. Thank You!

Nancy

Scrappy Jessi said...

Hey there sweets.
gorgeous houses.
i love them all.
Hey i got my box.
i LOVE everything.
you spoiled me. i love that.
thanks a million.
i will post about it later this week,
thanks again.
oxoxoxo,
jessi

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Louise you live in such a beautiful place. I love all of the picturs but my favorites are the church steeple and the "cow path"
Hugs,
Penny

CathyMichaelsDesign for Cathy Bluteau said...

Hi Louise,
Thank you for stopping by my blog and commenting on my little pink dress. First time I have been to your blog - ahh I could have just sat and listened to the music all nite - who is that - playing in the background. I would love to be going over that hill as well.
Stop by again soon as I will here.
Cathy

Heidi said...

What an amazing place! I too don't like to travel on big roads and perfer quiet country roads. Thank you for taking me along with you 'over the hill'.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Storybook Woods said...

Sighhhhhhhhhh, I have never been to New England. But I dream of it one day. Your photos are wonderful. Clarice

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh how beautiful . Just breath taking.
Thank you for the visit.

mermaid musings said...

lovely pictures!
I wanted to read your other blogs, you must have more yummy things for the eye, but that's ok, i am checking this posts here ;-)
Light and love to you dear!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I'd like to go walk that same tour you took us on! I'm guessing it is Vermont...am I right?

LiLi M. said...

Oohh I love that landscape, those autumncolors...those buildings. You are a very lucky girl Louise, it is so good that you enjoy it, yes you are worth it! Mmm the best part might be that you share this, thanks!

Paula said...

Dear Louise,
I enjoyed your gorgeous photos so much. The homes and church are so beautiful. I would love a pink home and a pink barn! Those country roads are magnificent with all the green fields and the leaves changing colors. My husband is from New Hampshire and he misses that. Oh, the cows are so cute. Thank you for sharing the beautiful place you call home!
Love, Paula

Betzie said...

How beautiful!!! Thank-you for taking me along!!! I've been trying to get into your blog but it keeps saying only by invite, I guess I got the wrong one?
Anyway, glad I found you here!!
Have a wonderful fall!
Love your tags below!!!

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Such beauty, soak some up for me. I would love to see the leaves turn in New England someday. Drink it in! Hugs***Renea

Miss Rhea said...

Wow, you are SO blessed. I see Concrete where I live. :( Thank you for letting me soak up this beauty !! :) Wonderful !! Love the steeple peaking through all of the pretty trees. :)

Paula said...

Hi again dear Louise!
Thank you for visiting me! You are so right, my husband does not miss the winters of NH. I am hoping you will stay warm and cozy all winter!

Have a lovely day!
Paula

KarenHarveyCox said...

These are beautiful homes, and I love the fall colors in New England. Karen

Fete et Fleur said...

Hello my peanut butter sister! I came back for more of these gorgeous photos. Hope you're having a beautiful day!

Nancy

Lynn said...

My, how beautiful. Makes me want to see New England even more. Thank you for sharing your beautiful drive.

Lynn

...... Kristina ...... said...

Hi Louise,
Thank you so much for taking us with you,just beautiful...oh to have a pink barn *sighs*
We are still waiting for a ,lot of tress to turn here.
Hope you are well my friend
Love Kristina XxX

Rebecca Ramsey said...

My heart almost aches for the beauty of it! I CAN'T WAIT for the fall colors to make it south! It's my very favorite time of year!
Thanks for sharing the beauty around you!

linnea-maria said...

Oh my! So beautiful pictures, those lovely houses, and those high trees in autumncolours. Your path is wonderful. Guessing I have to picture my own way to work sometime. /linnea-maria

adrienne said...

Wow, those are beautiful! I just love those tree-lined country roads.

wild said...

Great pictures... Nice place. Kisses from Portugal

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Wow! You sure live in a gorgeous place! We don't have "seasons" where I live so I am awestruck at how beautiful other places are. God Bless America!!

Regina said...

Hi Louise
You live in a beautiful country. I love the fall colors from New England
New England is my dream.
Thank you for those loveley pictures.
Have a nice weekend!!
Hugs,Regina

twinkleshabbystar said...

Oh wow!!! Truly gorgeous photos! I would love to drive by "over the hill" someday. It's a wish of mine to visit the New England area in the fall. Beautiful!!! Smiles,Jenn