"New England has a way of doing this to people; they can be homesick for it even if they have never seen it."
~ Mark Van Doren
It is now October, and autumn is in full swing. Maybe not really yet here in Texas, but we did have our first 60-degree day on September 22nd, the autumnal equinox. I took a solitary stroll through the neighborhood at lunchtime. As I left for my walk, I snapped a small sprig of rosemary from a plant by the curb and held it between my fingers the whole way - a sniff here, a whiff there. Nature's aromatherapy.
Stunning. Restful. Just how autumn should be. It's why everyone has a love affair with New England, even if they've yet to see it with their own eyes.