Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fall On the Backside

Fall is my favorite season. I love the cool temps; the apples, pumpkins and cider at local farm stands; the porters and dark ales on tap at neighborhood bars; the soups and hearty meals on menus at my favorite restaurants; watching football and hockey on TV (especially after this latest dismal Red Sox season); Halloween and Thanksgiving; and, of course, the full palette of colors you witness as the foliage changes from its monochromatic green.

With the falling of the leaves (in New England and elsewhere, although unfortunately not everywhere across America), more of the Backside reveals itself. Buildings that during the spring and summer are hidden behind vines and overgrown trees, reappear during fall and winter.

And landscapes that look beautiful in lush greens become transformed in reds, yellows and oranges.

Below are some shots from various members of the Backside Gang that reflect the wonders of autumn, whether because of their subject, their colors or their feel -- DB.

Sanctuary

(Photo by Dave Brigham: Abigail Draper Mann Woodland Worship Center, Dover Massachusetts)

Abandoned campsite

(Photo by Kristen Smith: Abandoned camp site, Litchfield State Forest, New Hampshire)

Hungry Canyon

(Photo by lostlosangeles: Mendocino County, California)

Ed's

(Photo by Pete Zarria: Milan, Illinois)

Boo!

(Photo by Dave Brigham: Watertown, Massachusetts)

BOO!

(Photo by Pete Zarria: Tucson, Arizona)

Double Deuces

(Photo by Joe Viger: Conway, New Hampshire)

Breakdown

(Photo by Kristen Smith: New Hampshire)

antrim_sugarhouse_1

(Photo by Heidi Waugaman-Page: Antrim, New Hampshire)

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