Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ramblings, Barns, Fields, and..........

Jeanette and I have been riding around the Connecticut countryside these last few weeks and truly enjoying all that fall has to offer. The leaves have been in various stages of color, and I might add they are as beautiful this year as any of the 50 plus years I have been viewing them. In our travels we have seen many small farms along the way. These are family farms, with livestock, fruits and vegetables. Some even offer homemade baked goods such as pies, cookies, and breads. A few of these came home with us.

So join us on this little road trip.


There were about a dozen of these cows on this farm. They took an interest in us briefly but settled in to what they prefer.


I can't begin to tell you of the many flocks of wild turkeys we encountered. Here they seemed to be enjoying insects and not worrying about the fella with the camera.


We crossed over many streams in our travels. Connecticut is blessed with these waters, many of which have no names. Some of these are full of brook trout some are not.


We came upon this place, and I said to Jeanette I want to buy it...perhaps in another time. The rustic barn with those colorful fields were eye candy, and we viewed it for quite some time before we ventured up the farm road.


While walking through the field we encountered this little stream. It was choked with fallen leaves but still had good water flow. There were many little nooks and crannies where fish could hide.


When a little wet fly was pulsed near a root undercut a wild brook trout took it.

These are the days.


28 comments:

  1. Reading your blog and viewing these gorgeous photos makes me want to move out of the hustle of NYC and back to the beautiful state where I grew up. I'll be back this weekend visiting family and hope to find some of those natives in a small stream.

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    1. Pauly Balls
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      I don't think I could take NYC, maybe for a day or two. When you visit I hope the natives a friendly.

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  2. Perfect Brk Trt!!! A great way to be out and about enjoying nature's beauty!

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    1. TROUTI
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      Pete, I found another stream that has good water.

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    2. I see that and I think they all will be full of water after Wednesday!!! Nice Job!!

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    3. Can't wait for it.......better days.

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  3. Yes, these are the days. My favorite time of year. I love the Fall of the year and all it brings. Great colors!

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    1. Gramps
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      Mel I think it would be hard to find someone who could not find pleasure in October.

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  4. Beautiful photos....I can almost feel the crisp fall air and the smell the woods. The red spots on that brookie are very vivid too.

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    1. Chris"Kiwi" Kuhlow
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      Chris autumn woods have a very unique smell, "real earthy". The brookie was not to be outdone.

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  5. gorgeous!! love the barn shot framed between the trees!

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    1. TexWisGirl
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      Theresa I knew you would find favor in such a place.

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  6. Glad you're getting out there and enjoying the rural beauty of October. Love that photo of the old barn and colorful woods. The kind of place where dreams are born.

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    1. Walt Franklin
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      Walt that barn just had to be photographed, especially in that setting.

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  7. Great pictures of your outing along with that beautiful little brookie. I can't wait until I retire so I can enjoy this time of year more in the outdoors.

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    1. Parachute Adams
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      Sam so few days as these will grace us and we must take advantage. Retirement can be sweet.

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  8. All I could think to say was, oh my! Great photos Alan.

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    1. Howard Levett
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      Howard that was our first thought also. Lovely area.

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  9. Love it! Best time of year and beautiful scenery.

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    1. Tom Ham
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      Tom I love it too. "A Perpetual State Of Autumn"

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  10. My kind of road trip...looks like a little piece of heaven to me.

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      Jeff it sure is.

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  11. Alan
    The rustic barn image is worth framing, and the big red barn isn't bad either; what a great way to spend the day. Thanks for sharing

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    1. Bill Trussell
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      Bill thank you for the framing suggestion, I'm going to do just that.

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  12. Awesome pictures Alan! Amazingly great signs of new england for sure. Thanks for taking us on the ride with you!
    Will

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    1. Hibernation
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      Will almost the old times.

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  13. That shot of the old barn? Looks like a Wyeth setting if I ever saw one..

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      Mike I appreciate that.

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