Autumn in Central Park is absolutely dreamy. While the spring produces cherry blossoms, bright green leaves, and vibrant blues, purples, and pinks, fall is its own kind of beauty. It's like nature's last hurrah before winter, the trees releasing their final pigment of color before all of the leaves fall off. Strolling in the park, bundled up in a beanie and scarf and thick sweater, the ground is golden with leaves and the crisp air is something magical.
It's been a very slow progress into cooler weather this fall. There have been extremely sunny days that only require a light sweater, interspersed with a cooler day every now and then. I am absolutely loving it! It's that beautiful in-between stage, where we are right on the cusp of winter and all of the holidays, but not quite their yet.
This past weekend was so busy, but so much fun! My parents flew into New Haven, CT on a layover, so we drove up and met them for the day on Saturday. We explored the Yale campus and the few shops and restaurants around the area. On Sunday I met up with one of my good friends from high school who was visiting, Amber, and her sweet 9 month old baby boy Benji. (I am in LOVE!) We got cookies from Magnolia Bakery and then ate them on a picnic blanket in Central Park. I took some mommy-baby photos, and he is just the cutest nugget ever!!!!!!! Overall, it was a lovely busy weekend with gorgeous weather and good food and great people.