A clear, brisk night and Lincoln Park is donned with pumpkins, hay bales, and all things autumn. You can grab a sweet or savory crepe, barbeque pork chop, or pulled pork sandwich while listening to the band Soul Storm playing in the band shell. My daughter and all her friends dash for the bounce houses, games, pedal tractor pull, or the “green park” where they run into their school friends and convene their playtime and socializing. The first weekend in October was Autumn Fest in DeWitt and because autumn is the “most wonderful time of the year” for me, I was glad it had been rescheduled from the cold and rainy date weeks earlier. The yearly event is just one of the many ways to “get lost” in the happiness of the community and the laughter with friends and family.
October in DeWitt is also a perfect time to get out and enjoy the colors. If you’re an outdoor person, I know you can appreciate DeWitt as much as I do. From Springbrook Country Club to Westbrook and Lincoln Park, to all the little streets in between…the trees are just beginning their transformations !
In wanting to find the perfect tree for this post I pulled into Westbrook early one morning planning to jump out and take a quick photo of a tree near the beginning of the Paul Skeffington Trail. It was beautiful…but wait, what’s that around the corner? And over the bridge, and down the trail…I found myself walking the entire length of Westbrook taking pictures around every turn. It was dewy and foggy but the sun was just beginning to shine through in hidden spots. I hadn’t grabbed my phone or car keys, all I had were my walking shoes and camera and it was glorious. Of course I met familiar faces along the way, as this is DeWitt, and most greeted me with a friendly “Whatcha up to?” in seeing the camera on my shoulder, and then in turn, discussing what a gorgeous morning it was. And that, my friends, is what I love about DeWitt. By the time I got back to my car I had missed two calls from work and had forgotten about a repairman that was on his way to the house to fix our garage door. But I was happy I had gotten “lost in DeWitt” for just an hour. I hope you’ll notice the autumn beauty on your way to work, school or maybe on your morning run or evening walk. Here was my favorite photo from my Westbrook morning!
Lisa LeConte, DeWitt Resident and Mother
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