Saturday, November 9, 2013

Falling for New England

Earlier posts this week show some fall colors we saw driving from VA to New Jersey and then through New York state. All along this road trip we were treated to scenes of nature’s wonderful color palette at this time of year.

CT highway color fades

However, to us there’s nothing quite like the autumn burst of color in New England, despite this being near the end of “leaf peeping” season.

CT Highyway colors

CT highway colors2

Getting off the highway and driving along back roads and small towns is one of our favorite travel activities. It’s also when we really saw remaining “pops” of colors.

CT town colors1

CT town colors2

Nothing quite announces fall in New England more than a leaf-covered roadway and a white church steeple, even if at a distance.

CT fall steeple

This small town library was picturesque surrounded by autumn colors.

CT Old Lyme library

As was this New England seaport town also seen from a distance at  scenic overview.

CT seaport colors1

CT seaport colors2

Add in another white church steeple and a lighthouse, plus some boats and it’s a typical New England scene.

NE seaport colors3

All the above photos were taken while we were traveling in and around New London, CT. Most shots (except the last four) were taken through a car window as stopping was impractical in many places. Yes, there were troublesome power and utility lines; however, I tried to crop out as many as possible in the collages.

Hope that your weekend travels are colorful and fun — both would be great!


Anvilcloud said...

Thanks for letting me visit the colour of autumn again as it is long gone here. Thinking of snow tires here.

Country Gal said...

Oh these are beautiful photos . I have always love the look of New England's towns and land scape . Thanks for sharing . Have a good weekend !

Doris said...

Beautiful! Been a long time since I saw a New England Fall. Our trees are beautiful here at home and dropping leaves like crazy....which spells w.o.r.k!
Enjoy your week end!

Montanagirl said...

I love your autumn tour! That first shot is breathtaking! They're all beautiful - that steeple/lighthouse photo is really nice too.

L. D. said...

They are all so beautiful. Your falls have such brighter leaves than we do out here in the prairie. I know it has to do with the kind of trees that you have also. It is a challenge to take them from the car.

Sandra said...

these are incredible pops of color, magnificent in fact.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

You are doing something that I have always wanted to do..........go through New England at this time of year. My son is stationed in New York for his Navy training. It is his first time to see beautiful images like this!

Ginnie said...

Wow, your pictures are amazing. I remember those glorious days from when I lived in New England. Thanks.

Diana said...

So gorgeous,vibrant colors and I thought ours were gorgeous.. they are but not quite as bright. Hi To you Beatrice, love,Diana

William Kendall said...

Beautiful, vibrant colours!

We're past that prime place here, and we had snow today, so those leaves still on the trees have a white coating to them this evening!

betty said...

Loved them all; my favorite was the one with the white church steeple amidst the colors of the leaves! And the ones along the water were great too! Now I know why tour companies offer trips back to the Northeast during the fall season!


Lois Evensen said...


Anonymous said...

Beautiful photographs!
I especially like the top one but anything with water in it is also a favorite :-)

Why is it that the most beautiful places always are placed where it's hard to stop the car :-)

Have a great day!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

These are beautiful New England Fall images!

Ludwig Keck said...

Marvelous! Just what fall looks like when you dream! Thanks for taking me along!

A Quiet Corner said...

Glad the color was still good for your photo enjoyment! The Pres' cough is down right nasty; the car is fixed; I babysit again this week and Thanksgiving vaca...let's hope I stay healthy!...:)JP

Daisy said...

Gorgeous photos! They are just about done here, but the leaves were very colorful this year.

Patrica Ball Morrison said...

love love love these photos and the ecstatically brilliant reds. Our colors are gone now with smatterings of deep gold and darker rusts along the bluffs. I am a big fan of photos with church steeples too, so that appealed all the more.

Arija said...

Just across the river from us in VT. and just as beautiful as our fall was there.

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