A riot to the senses

Susan is giving us a quick getaway to New England, where the colors are a joy to behold. Photo sent by Susan, taken in New Hampshire, October 2015

Susan is giving us a quick getaway to New England, where the colors are a joy to behold.
She took this lovely photo in New Hampshire, October 2015

“October proved a riot a riot to the senses and climaxed those giddy last weeks before Halloween.”Keith Donohue

Blogs are a wonderful way to connect to people all over the world, and today’s photo is one example of the fun that can result.  As I write this, we aren’t yet having riots of color here in Virginia, though there are hints that the best is yet to come.

However, New England is legendary for its fall foliage, and Susan sends us a stunning example that she was kind enough to let me share here.  I cropped it a bit so it would fit in the blog format, but otherwise it’s untouched by any digital enhancement.  No wonder autumn in New Hampshire is so famous!

If your brightest colors are likely to come a few days later than Halloween (or, in the southern hemisphere, six months later) I hope you will enjoy this lovely lakeside scene today.  Let’s have a virtual party right where Susan took this photo. Just imagine there’s a ginormous picnic table behind us, loaded with festive snacks.  Do I smell a campfire and hot dogs roasting? Pour me some hot cider from that thermos and fill me in on what’s happening in your neck of the woods.

This post was first published seven years ago today. The original post, comments and photo are linked, along with two other related posts, below. These links to related posts, and their thumbnail photos, do not appear in the blog feed; they are only visible when viewing the individual posts by clicking on each one. I have no idea why, nor do I know how they choose the related posts. That’s just the way WordPress does things.


  1. Thank you for providing the virtual picnic and bonfire, Julia! And what a party it is!
    This week I’ve been frantically cleaning, purging, and constructing, to make way for receiving the furniture that I’ve inherited from my uncle. Most of my time has been in the basement, so I was delighted to revisit this autumn beauty!
    Later this morning, I will be taking a Saturday morning walk with my friend, Sandy, who suggested that we visit the park at a nearby lake as a change of venue. I know the leaves here in Minnesota are peaking, too, so I will be on the lookout for yet another visual feast!
    Blessings on your day, my friend!

    • I hope that your walk was lovely, and that by now, your furniture is in place, or soon to be so. And speaking of autumnal walks, stay tuned for the November 16 post, which is a re-run (Raynard’s term) of the post I wrote after your very first visit to me way back in 2015!

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