Sunday, October 12, 2008

New England "Leaf Peepers" & More

Smitty and I were in much need of a week away for rest and relaxation. We spent the past week in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts. This was a trip with no itinerary except to see as much beautiful fall foliage and pretty scenery as possible. We started each day with no particular activity scheduled and no end-of-day destination. This is something new for us, but it worked well on this trip. Early in the week it became evident that we were not only looking for the autumn colors and beautiful scenery, but finding as many covered bridges as possible. Smitty actually got into it more than I did because of the different engineering styles. It became somewhat of a challenge each day to "find" the bridges that were marked on the road maps. Trust me, some were easier to find than others. Church steeples became my thing. There is just something about coming into a small New England town and seeing from a distance the white steeple mixed in with the beautiful autumn colors on the hillside. Check out only a few of the 400+ pictures of bridges, steeples, and God's wonderful colors and creations in the pictures below. I will be working on my infamous vacation photo journal this week to share with family and friends.

October gave a party.
The leaves by hundreds came.
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples.
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet.
And everything was grand.
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.
--GEORGE COOPER

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Those are great! Isn't that area beautiful this time of year?

Looking forward to thanksgiving!

KLee said...

So glad you guys were able to enjoy time away and relax! I love the white church on the curved road. The fall colors are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

I am so envious of ya'll. You know how much I love to go. I miss going. I am glad you were able to go with Mark. I like the picture with the horses of course. Maybe someday I guess Christmas I will get to see pictures.

Kama @ Today's Housewife said...

Those pictures look really amazing! Thanks for sharing them. I think that would be a great time to take a trip like that and see all the beautiful colors. I'll have to add that to our list of places to visit! :)

Jill said...

Beautiful pictures....it's hard to pick out a favorite! I love the bridges and the church steeples, but the bright fall colors are what steal the show. That area of the country is beautiful, and I hope we can make that trip within the next few years. You'll have to point us in the right direction!

It's a Mom Thing said...

What beautiful pictures. Before the kids came along, B and I took a trip to New England with my parents one summer. It was so much fun. I think I would enjoy it even more in the fall. Glad you were able to get away for some R&R!

Diann said...

Wish I was there right now! We have a picture at the waterfall where you both are standing. I love the churches. They always looked so neat and clean. In addition to the churches and bridges, we thought the barns were very interesting too. Can you tell I'm ready to go back!!! Glad you had a good time.

jws@walker-snider.name said...

OK, Sally, now that you have been back to work for a few weeks, do you ever look back at these photos and just give a huge sigh?!?! It is such a beautiful place.