Monday, October 24, 2011

More pumpkinspiration...

Here are a few more autumn displays that caught my eye during our New England tour.

This pumpkin and simply tied bundle of grass were at the Outing Club {a residential hall for kids who are interested in outdoor activities} at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. I think the chipped paint on the stairs made a perfect backdrop.



Don't you love the crossed skis and framed art on the front of this gorgeous old house?


They were celebrating homecoming the day we visited the University of Vermont, the alums must have felt very welcome walking along this colorful path lined with pots of mums.



The each pot was for sale, with proceeds going to farm relief.


After many nights of motel living and college kid cuisine, I was so happy to settle into The Essex culinary resort and spa in Burlington, VT for a night. The food was amazing! We especially loved our Ceasar Salads, they grilled a quarter head of romaine lettuce over a fire before drizzling it with dressing for my son's salad, it added such a nice smoky flavor. I ordered a Ceasar that was served with a bone, sliced in half so I could enjoy the marrow. Hmmmm...that is just morbid enough to serve for Halloween supper.


My son says his hamburger was the best he had ever had, I concur, the texture was light but substantial {does that make sense??}.


As you can see, they had some pumpkin loving on display. I thought this was a great idea, a variety of gourds, squash and pumpkins spilling out of an overturned pot, sort of a monstrous cornucopia.

9 comments:

Barbara@HausDesign said...

A great caesar is one of the foods I miss most from the US and grilled sounds even better! YUM. Congratulations - I love your blog (which I hope you already know ;)) so I awarded you the Versatile Blogger award today. Stop by to get the details...:)

The enchanted home said...

Great post...enjoyed seeing the Halloween spirit alive and well across college campus lawns!! The Essex is so pretty, we were there many years ago and I do remember even then the food being really good. I am sure it was great to get home though.
Did you narrow down the schools I hope?

The Zhush said...

The Essex sounds and looks lovely! Thanks for sharing it here.

I Dream Of said...

New England in the fall is pure magic. Looks like you had a lovely tour. Aren't the leaves here in Seattle gorgeous this year? I can't remember them ever being so colorful!

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

Lovely seasonal displays. It sounds as if you and your son had a very successful trip on the East Coast. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Anonymous said...

Just love seeing this fall college tour... I do get a little misty, I must admit, just thinking of you and your son sharing this time together.

red ticking said...

i am enjoying your posts on new england... makes me a little homesick for boston but seattle is unreal right now... wish i could get together this weekend but i will be away until nov 7th ... then the holidays go into swing at the ticking... so after that... i would love to!
hope all is going well with school plans... just think of all the fun trips to visit! xoxo

quintessence said...

Love all your beautiful fall New England shots. My daughter loved St. Lawrence. Who knows - maybe we'll see you there next year. And I'e heard the Essex is lovely - good to have your confirmation!!

designchic said...

What a wonderful tour...love following along. So happy it was a great trip for you!!