Saturday, November 5, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday ~ historic

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! 


15 comments:

Gemma Wiseman said...

Delightful images of Robert Frost's last resting place! Soft Autumn shadows and colours in this sacred place seem to enhance the the sense of legend!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Great series of shadow shots, looks like you both had a great day.

Sylvia K said...

Well, you did have to drive a ways, but what terrific shadow shots you captured! Lovely colors and such a peaceful looking place! I'm a real fan of Robert Frost and this looks like the perfect place for his final rest! Hope your weekend is going well! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Why, the creatures who love spooky places would want to live there!


SHADOW, WILL YOU?

Shadow, will you always be
Here where I can always see
What you do and how you play?
Or will you just slip away?


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Sunflower Stippled with Shadows

LV said...

Always need your camera handy as you never know when a shadow will cross your path.

bj said...

Oh, my...what beautiful shots you have for us, Patti. Thanks so much for blessing us with them.

A spooner, my YOUNG FRIEND, is used to hold....uh.....SPOONS. :))
Back "in the day", ladies just put their spoons in a pretty container of some sort (and there's actually things made for this) and left them out on the table.

Linda said...

Was it really four weeks ago already? Wow, time is just out of control!

Next year we're going to find foliage - I just know it as the third time is charm, right?!?

Paula Scott said...

You know I love to photograph cemeteries and the ones you have bast east are all so full of character and a sense of history and going back in time.
Great shots!

Coloradolady said...

I love these types of photos, the shadows seem to tell a story too. Great. Have a wonderful day.

barb @iPhoneographi said...

A photo of the photographer! Love it! And I bet the 3rd time will be a charm! At least I'm hoping as I plan to accompany you both on that road trip! I passenger well, too! ;-)

Sarah said...

Lovely and interesting photos-never mind the lack of autumn foliage-you still found lots of beauty-and shadows!

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HOOTIN' ANNI said...

First....love the shadows. And I too love walking through old cemeteries. But this.......oh my goodness. Robert Frost is my all time favorite American Poet!!

"Who's woods these are....."


Off the Pier...shadows is my link, if you'd care to view.

Have a great day.

Kelly said...

I think cemeteries are wonderful places and I love how you captured the gentle shadows falling across the Frost marker.

chubskulit said...

Very refreshing shadow shots Patti!