Odds, sods and panoramas

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And finally—thank heavens!  say you—the leftover shots that did not quite fit in anywhere else, plus a few panoramas. I sincerely hope that you have enjoyed this series of photos from our neck of the woods in northeast Connecticut, as we revel in the autumn of 2015…a year that everyone is agreed was the best in a very long time for bright, brilliant colors.

This is the final post in the New England Autumn 2015 series. If you want to ‘Like’ the series, please do so here, at the first posting.

As always, special thanks to my dearest spouse Lyn, who does all the heavy lifting in selecting the photos. And thank you sincerely for dropping by the Book of Bokeh. I would also like to invite you to visit my Book of Pain  poetry blog.

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

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27 thoughts on “Odds, sods and panoramas

    • As much as I would like to live in a warmer place…letting go of the seasons would be hard. I’d like to compromise and have one month of winter…that’s be enough. 🙂

    • Maple leaves turn a variety of colors and the younger, the redder the leaf. Most mature maples are very orange, some brighter (very bright) than others. Sugar maples (from where we get maple sugar) and royal king maples tend to be brilliant red, although I am not sure if this a specific type of tree or a genetic quirk that makes that particular maple a ‘sugar’ maple. I tend to think it is a sub-type. Japanese maples (there are several types but they all have much smaller leaves then the native type) are generally not wild but in gardens and can have dark red or brilliant red leaves.

      Oaks tend to have yellow leaves that slowly become orange, although some (generally smaller ones) can have dark, dark red (wine like) leaves, especially when young. Because they tend to change color after the maples, their leaves cover the maple leaves and so right now, if you were here in New England, you’d swear all that we have are oaks because that is 99% of the leaves you see on the ground.

      Birch trees have yellow leaves and euonymus trees are brilliantly red which them fade to a light pink. That covers 99% of the trees that I know of.

      Today I was out for a bike ride and it was very windy in places. At one point, the entire road for a great distance was covered with blowing leaves going from one side to the other. It was like the whole ground was going in one direction, while I was going in another…very odd and eerie! 🙂

    • Isn’t that interesting? Generally I think of it as better having a bright sunny sky for a landscape, but I am discovering moody clouds is impressive too! 🙂

    • Thank you! We were lucky this year… the autumn was amazing! Over now, of course, most of the leaves are on the ground, but still, beautiful! 🙂

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