Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – October 19, 2016
The Tree Swallows are amassing by the thousands and beginning their winter migration south from New England. These amazing shots of this seasonal event were captured on Plum Island in Massachusetts by Linda McMillan. Tree Swallows travel in large masses of thousands of members during migration, often darkening the sky above as they fly over noisily.
Driving in the backroads recently with my husband the scenery was breathtaking. Further inland here in New Hampshire past Newmarket northwest the trees are beginning their quiet but beautiful transformation New England is famous for. I may have missed the whole summer but my soul comes alive during my favorite time of year and all the splendor that it brings.
The nippy night air, the smell of wafting woodsmoke, apple picking, and how I love the Maine Cumberland County Fair to name a few!
The Kancamagus Highway is a 34 mile scenic drive along Rt. 112 in Northern New Hampshire that is known as one of the best Fall Foliage viewing areas in the country.
Next day was our scenic drive through mountain road. This was the main attraction of the whole trip. The railroad scenic drive was for a short time but in car, it included a long time span. As I walked out of the motel, I was surprised to see snow 😦 The sun rays enchanted the entire place. We left the North Conway village at 9.30 am and drove through the Kancamagus Highway for the scenic view of fall foliage 😀
As we drove towards the White Mountains, I was fascinated to see the beautiful fall 😀 Both the sides of the road were covered with dense fall foliage. It was awesome…it reminded me of the scenic beauty that I used to see in films and magazines. Moreover, I felt lucky to see one of nature’s amazing aspects in reality 🙂
The flowing ‘Saco’ river by…
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“October proved a riot a riot to the senses and climaxed those giddy last weeks before Halloween.” ― Keith Donohue
Blogs are a wonderful way to connect to people all over the world, and today’s photo is one example of the fun that can result. As I write this, we aren’t yet having riots of color here in Virginia, though there are hints that the best is yet to come.
However, New England is legendary for its fall foliage, and Susan sends us a stunning example that she was kind enough to let me share here. I cropped it a bit so it would fit in the blog format, but otherwise it’s untouched by any digital enhancement. No wonder autumn in New Hampshire is so…
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A quick update to share a recent photo from my phone of the first signs of Autumn here in southern New Hampshire. I hope this post finds my fellow bloggers well and tapping away! Life here has settled into a daily rhythm of sorts, I have been ill awhile but finally am bouncing back. We have started the New England tradition of decorating for harvest season, pulling in the last of the gardens, and of course beginning to winterize now that there is a chill in the air evenings. Winter unfortunately is not far off! A big change is in the wind of our life but we will stay positive having learned my husband’s company of many years, one he was supposed to retire in will be prematurely closing it’s doors as of December.
Founded in 1958 this will have a large effect on many families and loved ones and I wish them the best. It’s troubling this is happening at all but also so close to the holidays. It’s not going to be an easy task for a man so close to age 60 to find work again in our area but we will get through it. Possibly the best answer is for my husband to wait out the coldest months, regroup, and begin again come March. A husband home winter could be interesting. It will certainly be the first time in many years. In my lifetime I have become a believer in karma, time will tell.