For those who love small streams, wild trout, and life...in their simplest form
Saturday, October 7, 2017
This is the season to top all seasons. Nature has come forth to display her magnificent work. Jeanette and I had a day planned last week to get out and see some of Autumn spectacular views. We drove up up Vermont in the early hours. Stopping for breakfast at an old diner circa 1939 and had the most friendly breakfast one could ask for. Driving west we entered a service road to the Green Mountain National Forest. Not more than one mile in we parked the Honda retrieved the pack, a couple of bottles of water and some nuts and off we went. We hiked some of the prettiest areas of New England. Please follow along.
Vast areas of hardwoods and fir. Mixed in were white birch.
Rivers and streams were at seasonal levels, no doubt brook trout were getting ready to spawn.
New England is covered with numerous abandoned apple orchards. While not all of them produce sweet apples " some I tasted were a bit on the tart side, like a lemon" but some were so sweet. We took some home and they will be baked later today. As a side note, ruffed grouse were where the apples are.
Classic New England, Vermont style. We here in Connecticut are about a week away from peak color. I hope to gather some of it's Autumn treasures.
An all New England breakfast. Eggs from Wolcott Connecticut, bacon from New Hampshire, horn from New Britain Connecticut, and coffee from Vermont.