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A Walk Down My Road

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The weekend before last was peak leaf weekend in the Northeast Kingdom. Unfortunately, because things usually work this way, after weeks of perfect weather, it was rather cloudy and gray, which didn't make for the best conditions for photography. But I went out despite and took a walk down the road I live off of to photograph the leaves.

I live in a rather unusual place, as far as what one thinks of as stereotypical Vermont. Coventry is situated in a valley, with the Green Mountains to the west and the so-called Eastern Highlands (the mountains enclosing Lake Willoughby) to the east. The road I live off runs alongside the Barton River, so the ecosystem is largely wetlands rather than the mountains and forests that come to mind as Vermont's typical landscape. However, it is exceptionally beautiful: The river is calm and a near-perfect mirror of the surrounding landscape and sky, winding through tall grass with the occasional tree. I've been wanting to photograph the river for a while, and peak weekend seemed the ideal time to do it.

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This post was originally posted on Dreamwidth and, using my Felagundish Elf magic, crossposted to LiveJournal. You can comment here or there!

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  • I enjoy strolling with you.
    • Thank you! :) I wish it could have been a bright sunny day, as there is a pallor on all of the colors, but maybe next year!
  • Wetlands I know! It is because you said that there are mountains, but the scenery comes close to what we have hear in the eastern part of our country. Although more beehive-like.
    • Maryland is also known for its wetlands, so this is familiar to me as well. Our house is on higher ground, surrounded by woods, but it's obvious from digging in the earth that the river has left soil on parts of the property in centuries past.

      We live in the valley, but if you go to the end of my road and turn right up the next road and climb the hill, you will have the most incredible view of the Green Mountains, including Jay Peak. So they are never far. :)
  • Wow! I'm definitely reminded of Middle-earth.
  • So very lovely.
    Thank you for inviting us along with you for the walk!
  • Oh pretty! Your area looks very much like my area here in Missouri. Your colors are better than ours this year. I don't know if it was an extended warm fall or the army of web worm caterpillars that stripped a lot of trees of their leaves in late summer (especially the hickories, which always have the brightest yellows), but the colors are pretty muted this year.
  • Gosh, your area is just ridiculously photogenic! Even under the gray skies!
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