This year we did our apple picking early. We learned our lesson last fall when it was so crowded that it felt like Disneyland. Growing up in New Hampshire, I’m used to orchards with tons of trees and only a few people. In Connecticut, it’s pure mayhem so I suggest going ASAP before the real crowds start rolling in from the city. We also picked a different place, a little farther away, Harvest Moon Orchards in North Salem, NY. Last year we went to Silverman Farm which was also nice but a nuthouse.
Last Sunday was the perfect fall day. It was bright and sunny but cool and crisp. When I threw this quilted vest in the car, I thought I wouldn’t need it given that I had layered a thin turtleneck under my plaid shirt, but ended up wearing it almost all day. It’s crazy how the weather can turn overnight and it shocks me every year. We spent about an hour walking around and picking apples (and a few tomatoes!), while eating at least a dozen of them between the two of us. Then we checked out the farm shop filled with maple syrup and apple cider donuts.
While the apple picking was fun, my favorite part of our day was when we passed a stunning lake on the way home and stopped to take in the beauty. When the sun glistens on clear water, it does something to my heart, and makes me so happy. We just sat on a tree and enjoyed the view and the weather for a while before heading home. It was such a special day, and I was able to fully enjoy it with my new outlook on life. That night, my husband said he hadn’t seen me so happy in a very long time.
Everything (besides the boots) in today’s post is from J.Mclaughlin, one of my favorite preppy brands. Their new arrivals for fall are so good right now! I have my eye on this amazing cardigan and this cozy scarf.
Thank you to J.Mclaughlin for sponsoring this post.