I don’t think we are going to be affected by the big storm that’s hitting the southern coast, though I’m betting we’ll get some of the rain. As long as we don’t get the big winds. I would hate to try to weather a Force 4 hurricane surrounded by all these trees.

Photo: Garry Armstrong
Photo: Garry Armstrong
Photo: Marilyn Armstrong
Photo: Garry Armstrong
Photo: Garry Armstrong

Meanwhile, the brightest leaves continue on the banks of the river and canal. In a few days, it will bright Autumn will be everywhere.

Photo: Garry Armstrong
Photo: Garry Armstrong


All photographs taken by Garry or Marilyn along the banks of the Blackstone River in Mendon, where the river crosses under Route 16. Except for a couple in the Revolutionary War cemetery in town where the trees are always exceptionally bright.


17 thoughts on “OCTOBER IN THE VALLEY

  1. Rich Paschall October 9, 2016 / 12:25 am

    Autumn is really setting in here with the much cooler nights. The leaves are turning and starting to fall. This year we have Fall raspberries. Usually we only get them around the 4th of July, but they are here again as more bird food.


    • Marilyn Armstrong October 9, 2016 / 1:14 am

      In the last week, it has gone from all green, to definitely autumn. Not in our personal space. We lost too many leaves in the spring to those caterpillars. But elsewhere, where there was less damage, the foliage is coming up nicely.

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      • Rich Paschall October 9, 2016 / 11:17 am

        I think we can expect good fall colors here in another week. If we wanted to road trip to Wisconsin, now would be the time.


      • Garry Armstrong October 10, 2016 / 12:32 pm

        That shot of me has a “The Third Man” quality….that final shot of Alida Valli walking out of the cemetery and past Joseph Cotten…zither music in the air.
        Paging Harry Lime!


  2. DailyMusings October 9, 2016 / 7:23 am

    such pretty colors you have there now! what a perfect place to walk


    • Marilyn Armstrong October 9, 2016 / 11:50 am

      Me too. It has layers of possibilities. And it’s far enough away that he doesn’t complain that he looks old 🙂


  3. swo8 October 9, 2016 / 4:17 pm

    It looks so beautiful there Marilyn. Your autumn is in full bloom. Just love the old cemetery.


    • Marilyn Armstrong October 9, 2016 / 10:37 pm

      I’m putting together another post about it. We took a ridiculous number of pictures, but it’s such an interesting place. Lots of history in that little piece of town!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. evilsquirrel13 October 9, 2016 / 10:32 pm

    I saw the game got rained out today, so I hope you still have all of your pretty leaves to look at!


    • Marilyn Armstrong October 9, 2016 / 10:37 pm

      We’ll know more when the rain stops. There hasn’t been much wind, so with a little luck, autumn will continue. Considering how badly the Sox have been playing, it’s a small mercy that they got an extra day to collect themselves. They’ve been like this all year … a run of good performance, then they totally fall apart. Oy.


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