We got about 3-4 inches of snow here today at my house in SE MA.
Friday, October 30, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Monday, October 26, 2020
On October 2nd, I made another mask wearing day trip up North. This day I went up to explore the Rte 9 "Molly Stark Scenic Byway" in Southern VT. This stretch of road takes you literally across the state of Vermont, from Brattleboro to Bennington.
On the ride to Vermont....this was taken as we were driving along Route 2 in Athol MA. The sun was rising behind us and the rain was beginning to Fall.
I knew that the weather in the area we were headed was forecasted for showers, rain, and low clouds in the morning, with partial clearing from West to East in the afternoon. I learned a long time ago to not let bad weather prohibit me from heading out with my camera. Low clouds and fog can add drama to the photos, and the color of the wet leaves really pop.
Route 9 begins in the low lands of Brattleboro. That area was still mostly green, as expected on this fairly early date, but I knew once we got up into the highlands that we would find more color.
Our first stop was to the Hogback Mountain overlook in West Marlboro VT. It was raining when I shot this photo.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Today's a good day to catch up on posting here on the blog. It's cloudy and a bit chilly here in Southern New England. It's also a good day for cooking and I'm going to be making a big pot of vegetarian chile and a cornbread later this afternoon.
On September 29th I took a daytrip to Southern NH with a friend. Again, it was a mask wearing long day, but it was a fun day and the weather was beautiful.
First stop of the day:
I'm all about back road driving......that's where you can find the good spots to photograph. As we were driving North through the town of Peperrell MA we crossed a bridge that went over the Nashua River. The view to the right was lovely, so I turned around and parked the car and walked back to take some photos. I had left my house in SE MA at 4:40 AM and by the time we were this far North the sun was rising and there was no wind with just a bit of fog left on the water in the distance.
We then made another road side stop at a very small and narrow bridge along the way. I forgot to take a cell phone shot at this location, so I have no idea where this was. Ugh. I really love this shot and regret not knowing the exact location. It is somewhere in Northern MA near the NH border.
A bit of Autumn Americana:
Friday, October 16, 2020
Fall colors came early to the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont this year. The reports were coming in of early colors, so I made a fairly last minute decision to head up just for the day on Friday September 25th. Here's a sample of the beautiful colors we found.