Wednesday, November 17, 2010
A Walk Around the Guilford Green
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TD and I had a nice, relaxing weekend in Guilford, Connecticut, where my parents live. The weather was spectacular, warm temperatures and clear blue sky with golden leaves fluttering to the ground. When we visit Guilford, we always like to go down to the historic Green which is surrounded by stores and churches. On Saturday afternoon, we parked the car and took a stroll. As I have noted here before, Guilford was founded in 1639 so for hundreds of years people have enjoyed beautiful autumn days on this green.
A painted door and a colorful chair welcomed visitors at the shop Flutterby.
A big tree and a little car.
We always stop into Breakwater Books, a good independent book store.
They have the most charming children's book department.
We sat on a bench and ate a sandwich. It was quiet and peaceful. In New York City at times it seems like we're going 100 miles an hour so it was nice to sit and be still. As the afternoon progressed the shadows lengthened.
Leaves crunched underfoot as kids walked by.
Yellow dazzled against a grey house.
Pink rugosa roses were hanging in as long as possible.
There were pots of pansies and mums at the shop April Rose.
This house reminded me of, you guessed it, 611.
We walked down a parallel street, Graves Avenue I think it was. Leaves sparkled down the way
The beige and blue colors on this house were echoed in the fading hydrangea blooms.
Why did the chicken cross the road? I don't know, but she did right in front of us!
Back on the Green the sun was offering a final bow.
TD walked on ahead.
The scene was breathtaking. Thank you Guilford for a lovely rest.