I woke this morning with a bit of congestion in my head…which is a good place for it as there is nothing to interfere up there. When it came time to head out for some Saturday morning shooting I hesitated and tried to talk myself into staying home…you’re sick, just take it easy. But even if there turn out to be no images today, staying home guarantees there are none. So down the road I went. …reminds me of a George Thorogood song,
Sunrise was a no show, but there was plenty of the ever present these days fog. Not a whole lot moved me so I drove along Branch Bridge Road in New Salem and decided to take a shot of the new wheels to post here. I did not want to buy a newer vehicle but body rot (on the van!) and ridiculous auto body prices forced us to take the plunge. Minivan for SUV. I am liking it a bit more each day.Note that I said “newer”. It’s a 2007 Mazda CX-7. Probably the sportiest car I’ve ever had and probably ever will. Maybe I’ll get another 10 years out of it.
When I went back to get in the car I noticed a scene across the water that seemed nice enough. The color is starting to move along here and the combination of reds and greens are nice but the way the yellows stood out was what I really liked. The fog muted the colors just a bit but the moisture bumped the saturation along nicely. I don’t think it will be in my masterpiece portfolio but it says autumn well enough. One more time out tomorrow and then that will be it for about two weeks while Mary Beth and I travel in Maine…mostly at Acadia N.P. When we return Western Mass should be at peak color. The best time of the year….excepting maybe May for the Painted Trillium, eh Andrew?