That’s why a trip to view the autumn foliage show is on many bucket lists.
But what if you can’t get there or don’t want to contend with busloads of leaf peepers?
Librarian blogger Joy Weese Moll offers the following virtual road trip that’s easy and free. All you need is your library card!
“Autumn in is an excellent time to explore the American philosophy of Transcendentalism. A Journey into the Transcendentalists’ New England by R. Todd Felton is a beautifully illustrated book organized by location. Transcendentalism: A Reader, edited by Joel Myerson, is a giant book that invites picking and choosing bits and pieces (including poetry) by the Transcendentalists. Of course, the quintessential armchair travel book for the back roads of New England, at all seasons of the year, is Walden by Henry David Thoreau.” – Joy Weese Moll, Joy’s Book Blog
If you’re like me, you don’t read without music. I put out a call on Facebook to my friends who contributed the great tunes for a fun autumn road trip playlist. And, to close out this virtual getaway, I suggest a film. Nothing screams “FALL!” like “Dead Poets Society“.
Go get a pumpkin spiced latte, put on a cabled cardigan, and climb into a big, comfy chair. Breathe deeply and I bet you can smell the leaves.