Fall in New England. Magic words for those who love the smell of hot mulled cider, the glow of bright orange pumpkins, the inferno shades of turning leaves and the autumn nip in the air. This is always a fun season at the house on Second Street as Halloween draws ever nearer and plans are made for what is always a great evening on October the 31st. The old stove in the kitchen gets a polish, the quilts are unpacked and aired, ripe fruit hangs heavily on the espaliered fruit trees in the yard, and everywhere windows are thrown open in the daytime to catch the golden sunshine and fresh air. Decorations and costumes are the hot topic of discussion as candy corn and marshmallow ghosties make an appearance in the kitchen pantry. August may be the most popular time to visit- but nothing beats autumn in Fall River.