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Li’l Bits ‘O Heaven! October 12, 2010

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As much as I’ve lamented the lackluster autumn foliage season this year, I’m happy to say that there are some spots making reasonable displays of color.  Here are a few shots which I took this past week.

First, a ride through Upper Buckland gave nice views of the hillsides on the east side of route 112:

There are some nice country homes out that way ; too bad they have to suffer with such unfortunate views:

😉

Closer to home (from my yard, in fact) Gizmo (my 400mm lens) was able to snag a few shots of isolated snippets of the surrounding hillsides in the last long rays of the setting sun, when the colors were optimized against the growing shadows.

Hemlocks stand guard over a hillside of maples helplessly ablaze with the last light of day:

White pines wind their way toward the valley bottom as their bedtime approaches:

…but are forced to huddle together as they’re surrounded by phalanxes of fiercely yellow ashes and cherries:

Meanwhile, stoical oaks stand above it all, unmoved by lesser trees’ rush to color:

They’re rock steady, those old oaks!

There may be a few more foliage posts left in this season, but things are fading fast, and time will tell.

Peace, Out.

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Changing Seasons. March 23, 2010

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Between the snows of Winter and the blossoms of Spring sets the season of Mud, with its gray skies and awakening pallette.

Receding snows reveal last season’s corn stubble:

A horse roots for green shoots on a southern Vermont farm:

…and a patch of moss springs to life in the first warm days of the season:

It’s not fully here yet, but it’s coming.