Pretty dead leaves (as in dead leaves that are pretty, not just pretty dead)

Yesterday was a cold and rainy day here. Just an all-day rain. I did sneak out for a two mile ride around the neighborhood just to keep my current streak alive, but it was just too wet to have my phone out for even a single picture.

Today however, is a gorgeous fall day with temps in the 50’s and bright sun. I decided to take a ride up to my old town of Newfane to celebrate the reemergence of the sun. I’ve posted about riding to Newfane before, so I won’t show a lot of pictures or a description, but the leaves were pretty spectacular, so here’s just a couple of photos from the heart of my old town.

Union Hall
Newfane Common

Retired guy who likes to ride his bike in Vermont.

8 response to "Pretty dead leaves (as in dead leaves that are pretty, not just pretty dead)"

  1. By: gregblood Posted: October 14, 2020

    No doubt, Vermont deserves its reputation as a great destination for viewing autumn leaves.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: October 14, 2020

      Thanks, although I have to say I’ve been pretty impressed with the leafy colors that you’ve pictured in YOUR TOWN.

  2. By: Bill Stone Posted: October 14, 2020

    Hi, Bob. Good leaves for peeping! I’m in Virginia helping care for my elderly father for a couple of weeks (no bike with me), and we had quite a bit of rain here on Sunday and Monday. Perhaps it headed north to you.

    Speaking of pedaling in the rain, awhile back Nancy posted a piece about her “heavy weather” riding gear. As a Vermont cyclist, I suspect you have some “stay warm, stay dry” gear and tricks. If you have the time and inclination, please enlighten us with a post (and photos) about what you find works best for you when the season turns toward winter. (I’d ask the same of Greg, but apparently all winter he only wears super-short cut-off jeans and the same high-fashion jacket he’s worn since he was a freshman in college.) In California, in the winter we mostly just wear two layers of beach clothes. 😉

    • By: BobinVT Posted: October 15, 2020

      Depending on where you are in Virginia, I’ll bet you might see some pretty nice fall foliage there soon. I can remember seeing some pretty spectacular leaves in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Sorry to hear your trip is bike-less though.

      I can definitely do a cold weather gear post sometime. Maybe not today though, since we’re supposed to have highs in the 70s. 🙂

      I don’t know about Greg. I’ll bet he has some pretty innovative cold weather gear.

  3. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: October 15, 2020

    The church and background of colorful mountains looks like a picture puzzle I put together years ago and kept on the wall for a very long time.
    Beautiful place — not looking forward to winter here, at all.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: October 15, 2020

      I’m very ambivalent about winter these days. In some ways, I still love it, particularly getting out snowshoeing. And I definitely prefer cold to heat. But, the cycling is tough. I still get out some, but it seems every ride is a challenge. Still fun, but the challenging kind of fun, not relaxing fun.

  4. By: Lednar De Nalloh Posted: October 16, 2020

    Love the autumn colours and a pretty church and town. Reminds me of the ‘Witches of Eastwick’. I have this condition were scenes always remind me of movies or songs for some weird reason.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: October 16, 2020

      I know what you mean. For me, they frequently bring out either a snippet of dialogue from a movie, or a bit of song lyric. Which unfortunately, then usually gets stuck in my head for awhile.

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