17 October 2008

Tunnel of gold

New England seems to have taken possession of the "see our lovely leaves" travel market. I've heard a number of British people express a desire to see New England in the Fall - some of whom, I'm fairly sure, have only a vague idea of where New England actually is. Well, if it's gorgeous autumn colours you're after, then you can spread your travel net a bit wider than just the northeast corner of the USA. It's been a spectacular autumn across eastern Canada too.

I took the picture on my drive home from Deseronto this afternoon. I wasn't actually driving at the time, I feel I should point out. I stopped the car and hopped out to take the picture. I'm just trying to imagine doing that on a drive home along the A56 to Sale from my old work in Manchester. Not that there was anything particularly attractive to photograph on that route. But I would have been lynched by the other drivers if I'd tried, that's for sure.

This is one of our neighbour's maple trees. Glorious.


themanicgardener said...

Well, I'm glad you live somewhere where you won't be lynched if you stop to take a photograph, Amanda.

I have to say that after living for years in southern Ontario, not that far from you, I went back to Massachussetts for a brief spell, and--wow.

That's an awfully pretty tree there, though. You didn't have anything like that in Britain? We have yellow here, interestingly, but almost no red or orange. I miss them....


Amanda said...

Yes, Manchester is famous for many things, but quiet roads and tolerant motorists aren't on the list.

As a teenager I once made the mistake of talking enthusiastically about England's autumn colours to a woman from New England. She ran off to get her Fall photos to show me what proper autumn colours look like. At the time I thought they looked a bit garish (I hope I didn't say so).

There are definitely more reds than in England - more maples, I suppose (more trees, come to that!). Maybe there's something about the light that's different, too.