Glorious colors


On a sunny day in New England in the Autumn, fall colors are always out in force!

The barn shots at the end were taken in Ashland, CT. I had ridden by the place earlier that day on a bicycle and knew that I had to get back to it in the afternoon to photograph it.

Before viewing the photographs, I would also like to invite you to visit the poetry blog, the Book of Pain. As always, special thanks to my dearest Lyn, who does most of the hard part: the photo selections. Thank you for dropping by the Book of Bokeh.

















All photographs and comments ©2014 by John Etheridge with all rights reserved; not to be used without the expressed written permission of the copyright owner.


20 thoughts on “Glorious colors

    • If ever you can, believe me leaf peeping throughout all New England is magical in the fall. Wait until next week when I post the Acadia National Park images. I’m really excited by them.

    • Thank you! The tragedy is that for several weeks now we have had only rain/cloud on weekends and I have actually missed the full bloom of fall. 😦 Still, life goes on…maybe this weekend I can still catch some. We are supposed to have sun this Saturday.

      • Oh what a shame ! Here, we have been blessed with more or less 20°C, and it didn’t feel very autumnal at all. But now, the temperatures are dropping and it’s more magical to look at the tree colours 🙂

        • Where’s ‘here’? 20°C is to be envied…except it is hard to ski in it. If ever you get a chance, leaf peeping wither in the mountains of Vermont/New Hampshire/Maine and/or the seacoast of Maine/Massachusetts, then through the valleys of Connecticut is a real treat. Honestly. This has been a wet year so it’s not been perfect, but when it is on, it is ON Fire. Figuratively. 🙂

            • There is no way you are in Belgium! Your posts do not have either a Flemish or a French accent! 🙂

              I have crisscrossed Europe a number of times, but have never made it into Belgium and have always known it to be my loss. I did however, live in Rwanda (an ex Belgium colony) and learned there that what I had grown up thinking of as the lowly and embarrassing sausage could be raised to the level of haute cuisine if made correctly and cooked properly. Plus, to this day I still shock ketchup-on-patates-frites Americans by occasionally eating them with homemade mayonnaise. (They have no idea what they are missing!)

              And yes, said ominously, like in that new popular TV series, “Winter is coming!”

              • Haha ! I should post more pictures of my wonderful country ! 🙂

                Belgium is a quite small and often forgotten country but it holds many interesting sights and Belgian beers 🙂 That’s a pity you’ve missed it 🙂

                Did you like taking pictures at that time or is it a recent hobby ? Bruges is delightful for any photographer. They call it the Venice of the North.

                Mayonnaise and fries, it’s a winning combo but my favourite is Andalouse and fries, a sauce consisting of mayonnaise, tomato paste and peppers .. yummy yummy !

                • I confess that the only thing I know about Bruges I learned from some movie where two Irish assassins were hiding there. Obviously I am culturally starved! Someday, I hope, to really get there.

                  As to Andalouse sauce, is this recipe from Epicure magazine authentic?
                  1 cup mayonnaise
                  2 tablespoons tomato paste
                  2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
                  1 tablespoon finely chopped green bell pepper
                  1 tablespoon finely chopped red bell pepper
                  1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
                  1/4 teaspoon salt

                  Does anyone every substitute jalapenos or chili peppers for the bell peppers? Then we’d be cooking with gas! 🙂

                  • I love “in Bruges”, this film is fabulous and well accurate : Bruges is a f*cking fairytale town 😉

                    The recipe looks authentic, since it’s the one feature in the Frietmuseum of Bruges ! (everything is connected). The bell peppers are more common here, so we wouldn’t substitute them for the jalapenos or chili peppers.

    • Thank you, you are always so kind and generous! I am just relieved they are all finally posted…otherwise it would have been 2015 before I got them out. 🙂

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