The Glory of a New England Autumn

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Walking along the beautiful rail trails is a wonderful way to experience the beauty of fall in New England, and we’ve been doing just that almost every day. One of the trails runs along the east side of the Nashua River, and the backlit foliage along the river in the late afternoon light is just spectacular. I took many shots there and this is one of my favorites.

But why stop at one? Here’s a slideshow with some more of my favorites. There are 9 images and all but #5 were taken on the Nashua River Rail Trail in either Pepperell or Groton, Massachusetts. Number 5 was shot on the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

 

Rail Trail Foliage October 2015 (9 of 9)
Rail Trail Foliage October 2015 (2 of 9)
Rail Trail Foliage October 2015 (8 of 9)
Rail Trail Foliage October 2015 (1 of 9)
Rail Trail Foliage October 2015 (6 of 9)
Rail Trail Foliage October 2015 (7 of 9)
Rail Trail Foliage October 2015 (5 of 9)
Rail Trail Foliage October 2015 (4 of 9)
Rail Trail Foliage October 2015 (3 of 9)

18 Comments

  1. Diana Foster

    Your Autumn’s are so lovely. Visiting from Kim Klassen’s My Still Sunday class.

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    • Anita

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Diana!

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  2. Jeannie

    Lovely images, Anita.It is so nice to see the varied colors of an East Coast Autumn

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    • Anita

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Jeannie!

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  3. Nancy

    Anita, these captures are stunning. I think it’s wonderful that you have such a beautiful place to walk. I would think it would be very hard to stay inside with this beauty so close by.

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    • Anita

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Nancy! We are so lucky to have these beautiful places so close to home, and yes, it is hard to stay inside, especially with our recent warm weather!

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  4. Julia

    Anita,

    Absolutely lovely. Thank you for sharing a bit of New England.

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    • Anita

      Thank you so much for stopping by and for your lovely comments, Julia!

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  5. Carolyn

    Stunningly beautiful . .. each photo is breathtaking . .. I loved the East Coast in the Autumn . .. my favourite season of all.

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    • Anita

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Carolyn! It’s my favorite season too!

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  6. frank and betty

    Gorgeous color..very impressed..you defintely are ready for prime time!

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    • Anita

      Thank you so much, Frank and Betty – you are so kind!

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  7. Kristi Cromwell

    These are wonderful Anita! You captured the beauty of an autumn in New England beautifully!

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    • Anita

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Kristi! I hope you’ve been enjoying this beautiful autumn!

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  8. Ann Davis

    Seeing the pictures on the iPhone does not even begin to do them justice so I had to go to my computer. These are so fantastic. The colors are brilliant!!!!!

    Ann

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    • Anita

      You are so kind, Ann – thank you so much!

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  9. Lisa Advent

    Simply beautiful my friend! WOW!!!!

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    • Anita

      Thank you so much, Lisa – you are so kind!

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The Magic of Acadia

Duck Brook 1Acadia National Park is one of our favorite places in the world. We’ve been there countless times over the last 35 years, but its beauty and magic enchant us still. And this was the first time we ever saw an eclipse there – the splendor of the blood moon was enhanced by a sky filled with more stars than we have ever seen. Although we didn’t photograph the eclipse, the memories of that glorious evening will fill our hearts with joy forever.

One spot we love to visit and photograph is Duck Brook, and on our last day there we stopped by late in the morning, and the light on the reeds was just amazing. I took lots of shots, but this one was my favorites.

4 Comments

  1. Ann Davis

    Anita this is so much prettier on the computer than on my smaller devices. It is also so much easier to type an message here. Love the story with the picture. WOW :):)

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    • Anita

      Thank you so much, Ann – it’s an incredible place!

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  2. Donna Milburn

    Anita… this is amazing, stunning and perfect. So vibrant and full of colour. Your trip will have wonderful memories for years to come. :o)

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    • Anita

      Oh Donna, you are such a sweetheart – you have really made my day. Your kindness fills me with joy – thank you so much! And those memories will help us get through the winter!

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