Lukasiewicz: Local foliage brightens spirits

Lukasiewicz: Local foliage brightens spirits

Having been under the weather lately, I was feeling destitute and forlorn, thinking I missed out on the annual spectacle of the changing of the leaves. When my husband offered to take me on a leaf-peeping excursion of the state and surrounding areas, I was not at all hopeful.

Surprisingly, in my own town of Cumberland, we stumbled on many patches of color as we drove along. We traveled down Route 152 into Seekonk, and were delighted by the landscapes that revealed themselves. Bright, glorious splotches of brilliant reds, yellows, oranges and gold were still evident. We then ventured down Route 44 into Dighton, and were gratified by a pleasing palette of Mother Nature's miracle.

On our way home, a copse of resplendent ruby reds would take us by surprise. Of course our journey would not have been complete without a delicious cone of pumpkin ice cream.

Though Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire would surely be the optimum paths to partake of the foliage, my little visit to southeastern New England was all I needed to put me in the spirit and mood of Autumn.

Mary Ellen Lukasiewicz

Cumberland