First of all, if you're carving pumpkins this weekend, be sure to check out some of the great ideas at Extremepumpkins.com!
Yesterday (while the babysitter was here) I went for a beautiful run around the neighborhood. I'd nearly forgotten about that kind of run - just head out for an hour or so and forget everything. Don't worry about pace or intensity, just stay loose and enjoy the day and the ability to run freely. The trees are just turning gold and crimson, but near the water here they're not quite as intense yet as the trees just a few miles inland. There are fewer boats in the harbor now, although there were anchored a lovely ketch and a larger passenger cruise ship at the maritime museum across the way.
The smell of woodsmoke was in the air, the leaves crunched underfoot, the pumpkins were on the doorsteps, and the ghosts were hung in the trees.
It's time for Hallowe'en!