Four weeks ago my friend Linda picked me up on a sunny Saturday to seek some autumn foliage in Connecticut.
Of course we were armed with our cameras and were ready to capture colorful leaves and trees for posterity (or at least for our blogs!)
We didn't see much color in Connecticut, so Linda kept driving over the border into Massachusetts. Still not much color for Oct. 8 in New England. It was disappointing.
She saw that Bennington, Vt. was a mere 38 miles further north, so north we headed. I'm so good at being a passenger!
Here are five of many photos I took in Bennington that have shadows in them.
The fall foliage was at about 10 percent there. You'd think Vermont would be colorful in October...not really. Maybe it's because we were in southern Vermont.
I did find shadows in the historic cemetery adjacent to the First Congregational Church of Bennington.
Robert Frost is buried there, and we weren't the only ones walking down the path through the graveyard to see his gravestone.
There were arrows pointing the way to the Frost family's site, and there were lots of folks there when we were, thanks to lots of tour buses in the area.
The fence below was in front of the cemetery, along the sidewalk. I was able to get a photo without cars and tour buses in it! Woo hoo!
I thought it was pretty and so typical New England. Notice the green leaves on the trees.
And here's Linda photographing The Walloomsac Inn, directly across the street from the church.
It was once a grand hotel, but now it seems like a perfect place for someone to set up a scary Halloween house. It looks kinda haunted!
I read that someone lives there, but I have my doubts. Who'd want to live there?
I urge you to visit our awesome Aussie friend Tracy at her Hey Harriet blog to discover lots of shadowy shots!