Autumn weekend in Connecticut

So a couple of weeks ago we left South Florida to experience a real Autumn:

— the kind with trees so intensely red and orange that they put you in a kind of trance…

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Finn, Greyson, and Marlowe

…the kind with so many crunchy leaves that they can be piled up high enough to hide in,

Leaves, leaves, leaves! Nature's toys.

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…the kind where you can wear a full-body orca costume for Halloween and not overheat,

My little orca takes a walk in the woods

…the kind with a chill in the air that warrants actual sweaters…

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…and even coats,

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…the kind where you sit around a real fire pit roasting marshmallows and singing Beatles songs until way past bedtime:

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Now that we’re home again, we’re back to bed on time, back to our very green trees and short sleeves. But Finn knows now what Autumn means.

And I have a feeling we’ll be making s’mores again late one night sometime very soon, even if it’s just in the upper sixties.