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I spent the weekend being the traveler. Since we had a guest from out of town, this was my opportunity to truly explore the Berkshires during the fall. Here are some of the highlights:

Edith Wharton’s The Mount

I stepped on these grounds and felt like I had come home. Wharton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist (first woman to win), short story writer, and designer. The Mount stands as one of her creations and is magnificent.

Edith Wharton’s The Mount in Lenox, MA

Edith Wharton is a hero of mine. She never took no for an answer.

Only when I gaze far enough down my path, does it become clear.

The road to the carriage house.

 

The Mount carriage house.

Wharton designed her own grounds.

The Mount

 

Sometimes the most beautiful things are right in front of you, waiting their turn to be seen.

The Berkshires

We then wandered through neighboring towns and came across a few things, including a gingerbread house.

Venturing through Lee, MA.

Santarella Estate. Yes, it looks like a Gingerbread house.

Just thought this house was beautiful.

There were a ton of amazing farms.

And of course, if you are going to finish a day of sightseeing, why not do it over a glass of wine at Nashoba Brook Winery while watching this view:

Life is Good, isn’t it?

 

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Image Credit:
Typewriter: http://pinterest.com/EHTaniguchi/
All other images: Ja-Nae Duane

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