Still Learning To See

Falling back through time

The past few weeks have unfolded into one of the most spectacular Fall foliage seasons I can remember in the thirty-six years we’ve lived in Vermont. And that is not to take away from many of the other beautiful Falls we’ve seen! Of course Fall marks the changing of the seasons but it also has a timeless quality about it—a feeling, perhaps, of taking a last few long breaths before winter sets in. Unique to Vermont are the pastures and cows and hillside “walls” of color—even if often seen as clichés, they are, in fact, real and gorgeous.

Fall-1256The weather this year has been exceptionally pleasant and sunny—not necessarily great for photography—both making for many, long walks on back country roads. On a recent walk on Mud City Loop we enjoyed stunning colors and both distant and near views that produced one exclamation after another of pleasure and astonishment.

At one point we came upon a young man bringing the cows in along the road for the evening. With the exception of his t-shirt (“If farming were a sport, you’d be looking at an athlete”), I felt I was in a time warp, falling back through time. No doubt similar scenes still exist in many parts of the world, but to find it here in America, amidst our insanely fast-paced life, is a sheer joy.

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This entry was published on October 3, 2014 at 9:41 am. It’s filed under Fall colors, John Snell, People, Photograph, Trees, Vermont and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

6 thoughts on “Falling back through time

  1. Ah, John–you “warm the cockles of me heart”, as my Granny would have said. And to think you’ve had 36 years in Paradise (a.k.a., Vermont) 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing these–certainly helps on the chilly rainy day 🙂

  2. Ohhh ya.

  3. Karen Dailey on said:

    Marvelous, marvelous, marvelous! Sigh! and thanks.

  4. Deborah Leu on said:

    Marvelous images, John. I love the t-shirt guy with the cows – it’s timeless! And contrary to what the Christmas song says, I think October is “the most wonderful time of the year.”

  5. Ho! Ho! Ho! I agree totally!

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