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Last Sunday was another idyllic weekend, so as a nor’easter slams us with wind, rain, and snow-ish this weekend, here’s a last gasp of early autumn from New England.

Although Teazle continues to go out on the porch despite the weather, retrieving maple leaves and bringing them in as trophies, Geraldine is more selective. She likes to test the “out” before venturing out. Last Sunday was quite lovely.

In the afternoon, I walked out to Brookline Village to pick up a library book on hold at the main branch of the Brookline Public Library; the walk took me across the Brookline Village stop on the Green Line T just as an inbound train was pulling up at the platform.

Across the tracks on Station St. is Koo Koo Cafe, a tiny hole-in-the-wall coffee shop that Hanna and I often stop at when we are in the neighborhood. They serve excellent espresso and also carry gluten-free baked goods from local Sarah’s Bakery. Sarah’s fudge-frosted fudgy brownies are the best.

One of the clothing shops in the little shopping district had autumnal colors hanging outside on display.

Another of our favorite local eateries, Clover, opened a storefront in Brookline Village in the past year (they originally operated out of food trucks & a hub in Harvard Square.                          

Because our library is cool that way, it has an “awesome box” in which to return the books patrons have found particularly awesome reads. Shaped like a TARDIS. Because of course shaped like a TARDIS.These tiny flowers were in bloom along the walk, at the front of someone’s terraced garden.

And this neighborhood was all ready for their Halloween trick-or-treat parade! (Signed taped to all the trees invited participates to the event.

It was a lovely walk. I didn’t take any photos in Newport this weekend, so I’ll have to think of something else to post next Sunday — maybe I’ll get back to book reviews!