Last week we did a quick drive through the Vermont, just in time to catch some day light and take a few photos. Yep, this is another one under my belt, and now with the exception of Delaware, I have visited, took photo and published it, every east coast state. I feel happy about it.
Montpelier happens to be a cute little town and capital of the Vermont. I actually had no clue that it was a capital before driving into it. If we had more time I’d definitely stopped there over night, there were some interesting looking restaurants and bars, and cool little shops to explorer. Not sure if I will ever have a chance to be there, kind of out of the way from where I live and where we usually go.
Last weekend I went to visit my daughter in the Boston area and did some exploration of the surrounding area. In most places the colors are beautiful at the moment, especially closer to the ocean at lower elevations. At the same time in the mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont most of it was gone, just grey naked trees. I did take a few photos in Vermont which I’ll try to process in the near future (another new state under my belt) and share with you guys.
Today, I’m following with another photo taken with my little handy Lumia 1020 phone. I had to lay down on the ground to take this photo, otherwise I could not compose it well. Good thing the road is one-way only, with 25 m/h speed limit and I could see and hear them coming, so there were no risk to my life as I was taking it, laying in the middle of it.
This is taken at the Acadia National Park, on the Park Loop Road, a pretty drive where you can stop at a lot of places and explorer surrounding woods, enjoy a nice hike into the mountains or to the rocky cliffs over the ocean with some spectacular views. Photo of the Sand Beach that I shared yesterday was taken from the hike on the Great Head at Acadia National Park. It appeared to be a good time to visit this park, it is pretty much end of the season and summer crowds were gone, the Bar Harbor was fairly empty, parking in the park was plentiful and very few people on the trails. Very nice time to enjoy it all. Plus you see this is in full beautiful color. Can’t beat that.
Its been almost a month since my last post. Not really felt like posting anything.
This weekend we went for a bike ride on the Virginia Creeper Trail, if you live in this part of the country then it is something you definitely want to do, good outdoor activity, especially in the fall, when you get to see autumn foliage. Of course be prepared to see hundreds and hundreds of other people, coming seems like in large groups, occupying sometimes entire trail. If you expect to see a quite and serene place during this time of the year, then don’t. As you won’t. I have been to this trail a few times and always wanted to take some photos of the bridges along the trail. This time we stopped at almost each one of them to take a shot. I might even make a short video from it, who knows.
On the way back to NC we drove through Tennessee and since I’m on a quest to get a photo from every state, I stopped to get a shot in this state as well. So here you go, somewhere in Tennessee.
Weather here on the east coast have been pretty much weird. Last week I was asking for some warmer days, well, I got my wish, but it should not be that way here in the mid January. As far as I’m concerned the winter is yet to arrive to North Carolina and we are half way through it. March will be around here in about six weeks. We have daffodils coming out like it is early March, just about two month early.
Since winter is yet to arrive, I felt it would be appropriate to post one of the Fall photos at this time. Of course there is no colors anymore, everything is grey at the moment, but unless we get some cold front(s) this whole thing will just transition into the Spring, with no winter.
With exception of the Monday Morning Movie photo, the rest of November will be all about Autumn… yes, more photos with some yellow, and more yellow, that is how usually it goes in the Autumn. btw, this was taken in Boston and I can’t come up at the moment with anything to say, just full yellow tree, illuminated by the rising sun…maybe a bit too much illuminated but this is how I like it.