Saturday, October 15, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ road trip

Last Saturday I accompanied my blog and real-life friend Linda, of Are We There Yet? and The Distracted Wanderer fame to find some fall foliage. 

You'd think being in southern New England in October we'd find some.

Not really.

But I did get some shadow shots! We headed to northern Connecticut, not much color. We went into Massachusetts. Still not much color to be found.

When Linda discovered it was a mere 38 more miles to Bennington, Vt., we headed there. My guess was the foliage there was about at 10 percent color.

Boo hiss. But we had fun trying and exploring...and the weather was spectacular. Sunny and actually too warm for October. Linda and I both prefer "crisp" air.
But that was OK.

And at least we found some wildlife! 
We saw a beaver.

And a moose!

(taken from the passenger seat ~ we didn't feel like getting out and dealing with the crowds)

And we later spotted yet another moose on a sidewalk in Massachusetts on our way home. (Photo quality is poor because I snapped it through the windshield when we were stopped at a red light.)

And I have many more shadowy shots to share from the day in future posts. So all was not lost ~ just the hoped-for colors of autumn!

See lots more shadowy photos every weekend at our awesome Aussie friend Tracy's Hey Harriet blog. 


Ralph said...

Hey, we don't even have moose or beavers in Connecticut (at least none that I have seen :)...I hold out hope that we will see them in our neighborhood someday...

Tina´s PicStory said...

cool :)

Sylvia K said...

Hey, I love your moose and beaver!! Haven't seen any in Seattle lately!! Strange that there is so little color this year in New England and still so warm ! I was visiting in Boston one October years ago and a friend and I drove all around the outlying area and I was absolutely breathless at the beauty and color! Coming from Texas, I had never seen so much rich, glowing colors at any time of the year!
Hope you have a good weekend, Patti! Enjoy!


HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Now that beaver is humongous!!! Oh my goodness. Good thing he's so big, or he'd be confused with some of the PA groundhog worshipers by his shadows cast......right? [kidding]

THE RAVEN-and its shadow

sarayutouched said...

sounds like you had a great time despite the fact that you didn't find alot of color!! fresh air and friendships...priceless!!

Cassie said...

Your wildlife made me laugh. The moose/cow was funny. My brother,back in PA, said the weather was too hot this year for the leaves to be flaming. Too bad. At least the hot weather didn't affect the "wildlife"!! Happy SSS.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

You set out to find one thing and ended up finding others. Not a bad way to journey, if you ask me. At least you didn't come away empty-hearted!

(With apologies to William Blake)

Shadow, shadow lurking dark
In a corner of the park,
What immortal eye can see
Your transcendent symmetry?

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Little Pool

LV said...

What a fun way to spend times with a friend.

chubskulit said...

Such lovely shadows!

Myshadow shot, have a blessed Sunday!

barb @iPhoneographi said...


As luck would have it, I have a few windshield shots in my post today... which coincidentally happen to be in shadow!

I can't wait for MY turn to do a fall foliage road trip with Linda. She has even promised me a wine cellar! I don't think she can promise me crisp, fall weather, much as I'd love that!

big hugs xoxo

Paula Scott said...

LOL! What a great adventure and I love your animal finds! Gargantuous, I might add....

Dianne said...

it's been so warm that the colors are delayed
still, sounds like a great trip

love the moose

Cinderella11pm said...

ha-ha, nice way to see wildlife when the foliage isn't mid-peak yet:)

I am jealous of your beautiful fall when the colors are so magnificent. I bet next week will be wonderful!

Linda said...

I'm rather hoping that the third time is charm for finding some color as so far we've had no luck with trip one or trip two!

Ya know, that beaver looks even bigger in his picture than he did the day you took that shot!