If you've followed my blog for any length of time you've seen and read me...over and over and over again!...complaining about being a resident of New England in the Springtime...with all of my allergies flaring up...ACHOO!!!!...You've heard me lament about the rain, the heat, and the mosquitoes of the Summertime!...And you certainly have seen my constant grumping and moaning about the piles of snow in my backyard in the wintertime!
But I ask you...have you ever heard me complain about the Fall?!!..Okay, so I might've complained about 'something' in the Fall...I like to do that on occasion just to keep my poetry muscle exercised...^_^...but, even if I did!...complaining about the Fall would certainly not have been to the degree of complaining I've done about the other three seasons!!
Why not, you ask?!...Because I love New England...(the region in the north-eastern corner of the United States that include the 6 states of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut...and of course, Massachusetts!)...in the Fall!! :-)
The weather becomes cooler. The leaves on the trees begin changing from the green of Summer, to the browns, golds, and reds of Fall.
The animals are scurrying around, collecting and storing food for the winter.
And New England becomes alive with activity!! :-) Harvest-time vegetable stands start popping up all over the place. You start seeing signs around town for hot apple cider, with cinnamon sticks in them...
...and hay rides...
Craft fairs are all of a sudden everywhere, with jewelry, knit and crocheted items, paintings, and all manner of cooked goodies! You can see that people were tweaking and twining their hands and brains all three of the other seasons, just waiting for the Fall, so they could show off what they've been doing! :-)
But also every year in our area,...in West Springfield Massachusetts to be specific,...right around the corner from us, there's a special kind of excitement!... The Big E!!!...also known as The Eastern States Exposition!...billed as "New England's Great State Fair".
This year The Big E will be from September 16th to October 2nd. It'll be seventeen days of people milling around...
...of ferris wheels, rides, horse shows...
...a Super Circus (the tent shown in the header photo)...and my very favorite...LIVE performances of singers from all over the place! And this year is not gonna be an exception. In fact, I was amazed at the line up this year!! (And no! I'm not getting paid, nor have I even been asked to do this 'promotion'! I wanted to!!! ^_^)
On Friday night, at 7:30, on the Comcast Arena Stage...Darius Rucker is gonna be performing!! :-)
Here's one of his songs that I love!...
And if he was the 'only' entertainment it would be 'Alright' by me! :-) But he's not!! There's two other performers coming too! On Saturday night...Blake Shelton!!
HERE to his Youtube channel and listen to them if you like. There is one particularly that I like the words to. (The video...not so much) It's called "Who are you when I'm not looking".
.....And on Sunday... Reba McIntire!!!
So, as you can see, Fall in New England is not so bad! :-)
HERE for the number to call.
And this Fall we also have Ty Pennington and the 'Extreme Makeover' people building a house right around the corner too!! We're already having a good Fall and Fall hasn't officially even gotten here yet!! :-]
What's your favorite season?!
Fall Is The Tree
Fall is the tree,
with its colors all set free
in the orange and red you see,
and the golden leaves in the
of a busy bumble bee.
Its so beautiful that we
don't even have to pay a fee
for the stark tranquility
that just fills our heart with glee.
Fall is the tree,
and it makes us hit our knee,
and thank God so humbly
for the unlocked door and key
to our visual memory.
All the other seasons flee,
but the fall is the tree.