Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Leaf Peeping (2)

Through Vermont and New Hampshire along the Kangamungus Highway, the hills, valleys, and towns provided picture postcard views. The photos exhibit Jennifer's photography skills.

Kennebunkport, ME
Minuteman at Lexington, MA

Lexington Commons, site of the first battle of the American Revolution

Beautiful tree on Concord battlefield

The Old Manse, home of Ralph Waldo Emerson, neighboring the battlefield

Martha's Vineyard, Jennifer and I on the beach

Newport, RI

New York City from the Washington Bridge

The Appalachians through Pennsylvania

Leaf Peeping

    "Leaf peepers, 99% of the people here," said the man wearing a jacket with a messenger service logo. He sat across the table from my daughter and myself in the crowded eating area of Quincy Market in Boston. Recognizing him as a local person, I had asked him if the Market was always this crowded and how many, in his opinion, were tourists.
    I laughed and said, "That's us! We're here to see the leaves."
    Jennifer and I traveled by bus through Minnesota (below) to  New England.

At right is a light house on Lake Superior in Michigan and below is the bridge across the strait, Sault Ste. Marie.

This is the Bavarian style town of Frankenmuth, MI. The white central portion of the inn behind me is topped with a Glockenspiel that tells the story of the Pied Piper of Hamlin. The town is the home of Bronner's Christmas Store.

 At Niagara Falls, the afternoon was drizzly, but that didn't dim our enjoyment of the colors and falls. At right, the Niagara River, which flows between Lake Erie and Lake Huron is at the edge of the ledge.

I'm at the American Falls with the Horsehshoe Falls in the background. Note the spray rising from the falling water.

The thin area of water falling  toward the center of the photo is the Bridal Veil Falls.

At left, the water eddies through the gorge below the falls. The colors were lovely.

 In the Adirondack Mountains, NY
Woodstock, Vermont
At Qeechee Gorge, the Grand Canyon of the East.

This bush is typical of the brilliant reds.