Rhode Island in Autumn

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Autumn is our favorite time of year, and New England is one of the best places to take in the colors of the foliage. We just returned from a Thanksgiving trip to my home state of Rhode Island, and we had a wonderful time admiring the sights of the season. Here are some photos from the autumn trips that we have taken over the past few years.

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Downtown Providence, as well as the campus of my alma mater, Brown University, are great places to take a leisurely stroll along tree-lined streets.

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Of course, the best way to experience the foliage is to go for a walk in the woods. Hearing the distinctive crunching sound of the dead leaves under your feet is always a delight.

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The color green isn’t entirely absent. The mossy texture on some of the fallen trees compliments the browns and reds around it.

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My parents have a house with a large wooded area on the property, and some of these logs fueled the wood oven for our Thanksgiving meats.

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The Newport Mansions are a sight to behold at any time of year.

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When I think of the Rhode Island of my youth, I will always picture it with the colors of autumn leaves, and the feeling of the light chilly wind blowing in my hair. That window of time after the humid summers, and before the brutal winters, is New England at its best.

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