It was early Friday and we thought for sure there would be no rain if we went far enough north. We packed the dogs water and food for her and some fruit and sandwich fixings in case we got hungry as well. We have not seen rain for two weeks and are due to have some and yesterday a few light showers passed through the White Mountains of New Hampshire but it did nothing to dampen our day as we are determined New Englander’s(wait is that a real word, lol?)
We headed up the highway till we hit the notch and the travelled across Route 112 West in search of a spot to get some panning done in the river and swing the metal detectors. JT had her agenda as well simply just to PLAY!
We dropped her daddy off at the river while I took a familiar ride to most of you,
though this time the color was not so brilliant I was either a few days late or maybe early. It was still a nice 20 mile ride to get a hot cup of coffee and for me and my girl to have some alone time. She loves riding shotgun with me two chicks in a black truck yes you know we turn heads lol.
Some of you already know I have a shoulder that has been hurting badly and having just had an injection by the surgeon I was up to getting out and since I can not see him till Halloween why not celebrate by spending time out in nature with my two favorites.
Now for a few shots of color I captured along the way.
This shot I took beside me while I was at the gas station fueling up.
Summer and Fall play Tug O War
No fall color to steal the beauty of the covered bridge this year.
JT and I may not have found a lot of color along the stream but we found a little Zen and her daddy found some color in his pan!
Clearly some of the trees were more like me holding on to Summer for all it is worth. Fall may be pretty to look at but next comes cold and snow and that is not welcome in my world yet. Poor folks in WY and SD just got hammered with a nasty blizzard and all-weather marches our way thankfully it is 2,000 miles away.
We left the river and climbed up to capture a pretty view which you can find even if the weather is not perfect.
As we traveled southeast I stopped to capture a few shots of a lake and to let the dog stretch her legs it had been a long day of riding and walking so I will add a few more photos of the lake as I end this post and get back to catching up on as many of yours as I can with the sun showing up I maybe pulled away again .
Have a great weekend!
I forgot. Yesterday was a day I listed to some Janis Joplin tunes as it was the day she died so long ago and as I traveled down 16 S I saw a place for Old Hippies and I needed some perfume, that I have worn as my signature scent since the late 60’s, yes Patchouli Oil lol “old hippies” (well I was just a tad too young to be a real one thankfully or I may not have made it either) I am told by the young girl inside come in for it all the time. This was the decoration outside their door. Now what a way to end a perfect trip for COLOR!
All others were Brown or void of leaves so this tree sitting in the sun on a beautiful Saturday morning was a treat for ME
Seems I have done my share of blogs with TREES but this type I LOVE it is very much ALIVE! lol
Some people pull out all the stops when it comes to celebrating Halloween
You already know it is my favorite holiday
This small town in Maine seemed to have so many places decked out in their finest to go along with the beautiful foliage
Being in my towns garden club I hope we can do this kind of thing around town to get people to slow down and enjoy life
Saturday night we will have a Pumpkin Stroll in town and our club will look for new members and pick the winners
of our raffle prizes. Hope I win the TV! We need members and town support to get all we want done around town DONE!
There were so many decorations and so rainy the small camera was not great at capturing it all perfectly but this post is
about celebrating Autumn and Halloween
Color getting closer to my back door
A break in the heavy rain but breeze enough not to capture a perfect refelction.
The nights are getting cooler, finally.
Fall is near, I can smell it in the air.
Soon the trees will be decked out in their glorious colors.
I know it isn’t fair for me to go on and on about how pretty they will be.
Some of you will never get to see this beauty for yourselves, so I will be on
a mission to catch some pretty moments and to share them with you as well
Just old photos from a Fall past, to get you ready for the change of seasons.
For us who actually get to enjoy four, well me three ,I hate winter but unless I
run away you will surely see SNOW photos as well