Two Rhode Island transplants have settled here in Northwest Florida on Escambia Bay. In Rhode Island, we spent most of our summers and fall days sailing the waters of Narragansett Bay, Block Island Sound and Buzzards Bay. We are so delighted to have found another Bay to enjoy.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
AUTUMN IN RI
Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~Elizabeth Lawrence
Unfortunately, we did not have the time to sit and watch the leaves turn. Because of the unusually warm weather RI has been experiencing, the leaves were hanging on to their green for a little longer, though here and there swamp maples were displaying their coats of red. I admit to being disappointed. I was really looking forward to the blazing color of autumn, walking along leaf strewn sidewalks and inhaling the scent of burning leaves wafting from someone's back yard.
We arrived on a cold, wet, gray day and it remained that way for almost 5 days. Just chilly and damp enough to remind us of why we fled south. However, once the sun made an appearance, we were instantly reminded of the magnificence of a fall day in New England. The sky seems bluer, the air crisp and dry and the sun still warm with just a slight chill to the breeze. There is a quality to the light in fall like no other season. Clean. It just seems so clean.
Before we left, I had a slight cough and some congestion. During our 12 days away, it bloomed into a full blown--I don't know what. But it lingers still. Tomorrow to the Drs. for a diagnosis and some antibiotics, I hope. With luck I'll soon feel well enough to go through my photos and share some of our time away with y'all.