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Posted on 2009.10.26 at 19:10
Current Location: 01876
Current Music: Burwell - Twilight
My but I had forgotten how beautiful the Northeast is this time of year. Now I usually enjoy a good storm, but from what I understand its just drab and miserable in Texas right now, yet here in Massachusetts - its beautiful. Sunny, cool days and blue skies. Wow. And I had forgotten how gorgeous this part of the country is when the leaves turn. For those of you in this area, you won't think twice about this - but in Texas - as large as it is and even with its four distinct ecological areas (desert, tropical, piney woods & plains) we can't touch this.

The first time I saw this level of natural vibrance and understood the use of these colors in a seasonal setting was 1986 - my first trip to Virgina. Later, I was stationed in Virginia and photogoot and I would camp underneath their glorious canopy. When he bought a house in Maryland and I moved to New Jersey, I marveled at their pervasiveness on my numerous trips back and forth. I hear Vermont is even more wondrous, though I've never been.

There's really nothing quite like it, and though this short video isn't nearly as awe-inspiring as seeing it in person, I couldn't help myself on the short drive back to my hotel from the convenience store:

1:02 video


irulan_amy at 2009-10-27 04:11 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, so so gorgeous. Thank you for posting this. I miss fall colors so much.

And Carter Burwell (The Lion Falls in Love with the Lamb right?) in the background, yay! :D
ehowton at 2009-10-27 09:53 (UTC) (Link)
Whatever the last track is - its why I stopped the video here - the next track was Powell's "SUV Chase" from Hancock and it didn't mesh well :(

I pre-ordered New Moon. Unfortunately, its composed by Alexander Desplat, who I do not care for, so we'll see.
trunthepaige at 2009-10-27 21:18 (UTC) (Link)
We look nice here in the fall, but nothing like that. There is a reason they call Washington the evergreen state
ehowton at 2009-10-28 01:40 (UTC) (Link)
You have beautiful country up there as well. I spent some time in Bremerton. Gorgeous place. Different gorgeous, but gorgeous still.

It rained a lot while I was there.
thesweetestnote at 2009-10-27 22:45 (UTC) (Link)
ehowton at 2009-10-28 01:41 (UTC) (Link)
New Hampshire is tax-free. Wonder if that would drive the price down any?
wardlejew at 2009-10-28 14:29 (UTC) (Link)
I lived two years in upstate New York. I remember many country drives in the hills that were just breathtaking. Enjoy the views.

"Allah loves wondrous varieties."
ehowton at 2009-10-28 19:15 (UTC) (Link)
The only time I spent in NY I was in Amsterdam. Weather was nice, but it was not Autumn :(

Sounds just as beautiful though.
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