|The Elizabeth Montgomery statue in Salem|
|Pilgrims on the street in Salem|
|Provincetown Street Scene|
|Race Point Beach|
|U. S. Lifesaving Station|
Our day trips around the state have given me the excuse to avoid my fall yard chores, but I can't put it off much longer. Leaves are falling and my perennials are going to sleep. It is clear that winter is coming. The Farmers' Almanac suggests we may have a cold one, and the old wives' tales insist that the huge crop of acorns we have this year means a cold winter. The huge crop of acorns is at the very least attracting the local turkeys to the yard. They were visiting Friday and knocked over my birdbath while they were here.