It snowed for Halloween last night, and it made me think about all the years we trick-or-treated in the snow when I was a kid. Dressed up like a princess with a winter coat over the top of it, we’d trick or treat through the village of Old Mission and then maybe down Peninsula Drive. We never went all the way to town to Sixth Street, but maybe that wasn’t such a big thing back in the 1960s.
I love winter, so the snow makes me happy. I can’t wait to get my snowshoes out of the basement and trek through the snowy woods on the trails on the north end of the Old Mission Peninsula. I especially love that it’s snowing now instead of raining.
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I had a tough time finding sunny days to take pictures of the beautiful fall colors on the Peninsula, so these were mostly taken while I was dodging raindrops. But the colors were so intense this year. Even in the rain, they were gorgeous, and sometimes moreso than if it had been sunny. Take a photographic journey around the Peninsula with the photos below.
Also, look for some of these to show up on my online store in the near future – Old Mission Peninsula Store (OMPstore.com).
A NOTE FROM JANE: I started Old Mission Gazette in 2015 because I felt a calling to provide the Old Mission Peninsula community with local news. After decades of writing for newspapers like the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, and magazines like Family Circle and Ladies' Home Journal, I really just wanted to write about my own community where I grew up on a cherry farm and raised my own family. So of course, I started my own newspaper. Because the Gazette is mainly reader-supported, I hope you'll consider tossing a few bucks my way if I mention your event, your business, your organization or your news item, or if you simply love reading about what's happening on the Old Mission Peninsula. Check out the donation page here. Thank you so much for your support. -jb