Monday, February 1, 2010

ABC Wednesday: C is for Connecticut

After the photographic tour of Yosemite and Eastern Sierra last October. I flew back to Cape Cod to spend two weeks at our US home. After the fall colors of the Sierra, I was quite determined to photograph some fall colors of New England. The fall season already came almost to an end, I thought in order to get fall foliage I need to go south instead of north. Thus, I took the trip to the farm land and Atlantic coast of Connecticut.

On November 2, I drove south on Highway 95 from Massachusetts toward Connecticut. Just as it crosses into Connecticut, I turned onto Rt. 46 toward north and drove through some of the oldest farm land in the country. Some of them have been in the same family since before the revolutionary war.

I then turned west on Rt. 14, which took me to Canterbury. I crossed this unused old railroad track just before I reached the town.

After Canterbury, I took Rt. 169 to join Interstate 395. On Rt. 169, I passed by this old water mill. It is a private home now, but the view is so old New England.

A yellow maple leave floated on the brook by the mill reminded me of the end of fall season. After Interstate 395 joined 95, I took Rt. 9 to make a detour to visit the old Essex village.

The red and yellow maple trees, which provides the true color of New England fall foliage, do not grow naturally in abundance in the Connecticut countryside. After the Essex Village, I drove toward the Atlantic coast and arrived at Old Saybrook. Here I finally got my perfect Red Maple in front of the Grace Episcopal Church of Saybrook.

A red maple tree at the peak of its fall color in front of an old New England Church, what more could I ask.

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19 comments:

Kcalpesh said...

Awesome place to live in. You're lucky! :-)

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Johnny Nutcase said...

I love the barns, what great photos! I'm glad there was a little bit of fall color hanging on for you. I miss the fall colors from the Blue Ridge Mts. the CA Coast doesn't mix it up too well! Excellent shots!

Sylvia K said...

Such gorgeous colors! Magnificent captures! Perfect for the day! Love the barn, too. Hope your week is off to a good start!

Sylvia

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Lovely set of pictures and such beautiful colours. A

Carolyn Ford said...

Those barns are fabulous and photographed so beautifully! Your post represents Connecticut beautifully!

VJF said...

Wonderful pictures! You can almost feel the crisp Autumn air.

photowannabe said...

New England is so gorgeous. I love your photo of the old barn, in fact I really like all the shots.

Tumblewords: said...

A scenic trip - thanks for sharing!

Christine H. said...

Oh, that is so beautiful. I almost feel like I went there myself. Thank you!

Jama said...

Love that red barn photo!

mrsnesbitt said...

I am learning so much about the US through ABC Wednesday, it is certainl a HUGE country compared to UK!

Thanks so much for participating!
Denise (ABC Team)

Jay said...

What more, indeed? That is so beautiful!

And it's always funny to me to see such English names in another country. I was brought up in Essex - but this one over here in England. :)

Mara said...

Beautiful shots and it sounds as if you had a great day with fantastic views!

Roger Owen Green said...

BEAUTIFUL. And not that far from Albany, NY, in the grander scheme of things.

I do hope the railroad tracks either get used, or removed for a bike/walking trail.

Sheila said...

A beautiful part of the world, and one I could hope to visit some day.

Joy said...

What a delightful trip you have shared. Love the colours and the buildings.

belladana said...

How beautiful! Thanks for sharing Connecticut.

Spiderdama said...

Looks like an old city. Great pictures as always:-)
Wish you a nice day!

shu said...

Love the mape tree in front of the church.

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