Monday, October 24, 2011

Fall colors of New England

The "paddle boat" cruise on the lake provided some wonderful fall colors. 

I say that with quotes as being raised on the Mississippi River I know the difference between an authentic paddle boat and a fake one with boat motors.

But, fake paddles or not, it did provide a stunning view of the fall colors.

We had the pleasure of a man buzzing around our boat with his glider.  Left Brain was very jealous as he would love to have something like this.  He has many "flights of fancy".

He sees things in "big picture" mode and I tend to view the world in macro.  

Here's some ivy growing in the cracks that made me smile.

It was a perfect day with blue skies and fluffy clouds that I learned were cirrus clouds and indicate an upcoming change of weather.  This is the plus of traveling with a meteorologist.  

She had her mother on the trip with her and we loved the stories told of her as a child who was always fascinated by the weather.

Apparently she would climb up on the metal roof and watch the storms coming in, even though her mother tried to explain why it was not a good idea to be standing on metal while lightening is flashing in the sky.

I loved this image of her totally blissed out by the approaching storm front.  Since it was a tad blurry (being on a moving boat will do that) I altered it with a watercolor filter, but you can get the feeling by her expression that here's a woman doing exactly what she was meant to be doing.

Long Live the Queen of Nature Lovers


  1. Reading your blog, I feel like I've taken a mini-vacation, Cheryl. Thanks for the ticket to the East coast.

  2. That's a pretty shot of the fall colors. Sadly, we did not have a color show here this year. Maybe next year. I'm with Left Brain about the glider. I think I would like a ride in it even though I've never seen one.

    The photo of the ivy growing in the crack made me smile. I would stop to photo something like this. To me, it means Hope. No matter how difficult life can be there is always hope of going on. I really love the photo of the meteorologist. It's quite stunning. I usually try using filters and blending modes on photos that might be a bit blurry. Nice job! Now I have to get going here, another day for moi. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.