Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Red At Last

Red At Last by jim.colleran
Red At Last, a photo by jim.colleran on Flickr.
Finally, a little red in the scene. This fall, colors have been a bit muted – plenty of yellow and brown, but little of the fiery orange and red that can make autumn photos so striking. This Japanese Maple is the last tree in the yard to lose its leaves, and it gave us this shot of bright red as the season ends.


On Carmi's Thematic Photographic - Seeing Red

Monday, November 14, 2011

Southford Falls

Southford Falls by jim.colleran
Southford Falls State Park in Oxford, CT


The river opens up to a trout pond and reflective pool, and then rushes down the waterfalls and cascades.  The last of this fall's colors - the yellows of the maple and beech trees - brightened up the two mile hike around the park.  Throw in a riverside boardwalk, covered bridge and observation tower, and you've got a great afternoon in a beautiful spot.



Friday, November 11, 2011

One

one by jim.colleran



Singular trail marker (or maybe just decorative sculpture) on the Sleeping Giant White Trail.  See the rest of the story here.


Photo Friday - One                            Carmi's Thematic Photographic - The One






Sunday, November 6, 2011

Misty


misty by jim.colleran




Mist rising from Uncas Pond on a cool, foggy morning;  trees just barely visible on the opposite shore.  It was like waking up slowly - the blue sky cleared, then the fog thinned and the surrounding forest peaked through.  Finally it was day and time to get moving.







Muted, on Carmi's Thematic Photographic

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Back to Normal?

november_on_the_giant by jim.colleran
november_on_the_giant, a photo by jim.colleran on Flickr.
As promised, we've come back from winter to autumn. These golden leaves glow in the morning sun - what's left of them anyway.

The storm cleanup continues. Nearly half a million homes in Connecticut are without power (down from almost a million Sunday), trees and branches are still scattered around yards, woods and roads. In many towns, shelters are open and schools are closed.

Power is expected to be back everywhere by Sunday, when warm and sunny weather is forecast. In other words, back to normal.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Snowbells

snowbell by jim.colleran

Hopefully, this is the last snow photo I'll share for a little while. Things are warming up, the snow is melting and the roads are being cleared of fallen trees and limbs.

Back to autumn...
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