Today was a spectacular blue sky Fall day. The leaves are starting to turn and I’m starting to see the leaf peepers out along the roads. Unfortunately I don’t think it is going to be as spectacular a Fall Foliage season as it was last year when I shot the above photo at the cemetery in Barre, Vermont. Right now the leaves are looking rather brown and yellow with little of the bright reds and oranges we usually see. Still, there is time and maybe in a week or so we’ll get a cold snap that will brighten things up.
We went over to the rummage sale over at the East Topsham church. Some people put down yard sales and rummage sales as trading around junk but they totally miss the point. Yes, there may be a few pieces of junk, but the vast majority of it is excellent quality clothing, sheets, quits, books and other items which are often barely used. Some kind soul who doesn’t need it donates it to the church to sell. Where else can I find a perfectly good pair of wool work pants for 50Â˘?!? Or a child’s winter suit in perfect condition for a dollar? Flannel shirts for 25Â˘? Polar fleece jackets for a dollar? Sales like these serve a very useful function of keeping things in service that should not be discarded, often new things that just weren’t right for the previous owner but are perfect for someone else. To land fill such goods is a crime against sensibility. Reuse or pass it on.
Then we got to go to the East Cornish Blake Library book sale where I found two John MacDonald novels I’ve never read. As a bonus we got to see horses, lots of horses which was a highlight for Hope. They have an annual big ride in East Cornith on this weekend which is timed with the book sale and rummage sale. Fun times in the hills of Vermont!