Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Confessions of a closet peeper…

We complain a fair amount about leaf peepers here in New England.  This time of year, the traffic gets heavier, people drive like maniacs and there are more busses on the road.  Getting from point A to point B can sometimes be challenging.  Even so, Greg and I are not above doing a little leaf peeping ourselves.  In truth, it was our plan to load Olive, the pug, into the car and to drive up into southern Vermont this weekend to see how the leaves are changing there, but things conspired against us and we never made it.  So yesterday, even though the weather was a bit overcast, we went ahead and did a short tour of Vermont.

Starting out here in south central Massachusetts, the day was pretty nice.  The sky was mostly blue but the leaves are quite a way from being at peak.


Still even here, now and then, we saw patches of true autumn color.


As we traveled north and west, the sky got more and more overcast, but the leaves were more and more colorful.



Of course, it is my humble opinion that Vermont is the most beautiful place in this country no matter what the time of year, but in the fall, it has beauty that is beyond words.


Driving around staring at all that color makes one a bit peckish, so as we were heading home, we pulled into a little place that sold ice cream and each had a small cone.  This is what a pug looks like when she thinks that she deserves a lick of your ice cream.  She can hold that pose for quite a while.


It was a nice day in spite of the less than stellar weather.
  I just love this time of year!

16 comments:

Sandra said...

I hope dear sweet olive got a dab of ice cream. i don't let them lick but they do get a blob on my finger tip.

the colors are totaly amazing..and no PicMonkey needed on these.. my favorite is the first one, with all the green and the colors and the road. Awesome drive. that house gave me the heebie jeebies, love the house and the color, but Wow... looks like it might fall down that hill., probably been there 100 years. LOL
Vermont is truly beautiful...

TexWisGirl said...

how can you NOT go looking for those views!? wow! and sweet olive.

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous fall views. love all the colors. so pretty!! ( :

oh, Olive ... you are just too perfect!! cutie you are.

Gail Dixon said...

Oh. My. Stars. I am in awe. This is one of the places on my bucket list to visit during autumn. These are simply phenomenal shots!!!

Rose said...

OOh, my, just such a beautiful area...you got some great captures.

Barb said...

We had a house in VT while our kids were growing up. It is a beautiful, scenic state as your photos prove. I know ice cream isn't good for dogs, but who can resist that face?

Felicia said...

fabulous images Barb. Love me the first one. I sure hope you gave her a bite. lol.

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh Wow! The scenery is just stunning! I love the old house sitting on the edge of the hill. I can't believe the gorgeous colours and I do think a cloudy day brings out the colour more. Sweet pic of Olive.

A Quiet Corner said...

Hmmm...perhaps I can talk the Pres into a road trip???? Awesome color you found!...:)JP

Debbie said...

omgoodness, what beautiful images and so many gorgeous colors!!

olive's face is priceless!!!

Brian King said...

Wow! The third, fourth, and fifth photos are my favorites! Beautiful!

kat from ky. said...

Awwww!

Tanya Breese said...

haha love the shot of olive! wow, beautiful photos and i especially love the one with the old house on the hill...what a beautiful day you had!

Ida said...

Oh how truly beautiful. I would "love" to see this in real life. Although I did once in Virgina/Georgia back in 1998 and it's a sight to behold.
That shot with the cabin/house is really cool.
Also loved seeing Olive again, she's adorable.

EG CameraGirl said...

I love the colours this time of year. Do beautiful!

carolann said...

oh love that door that is open and the rest and your sweet dog.

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