17 Scenes from a Splendid Fall Weekend in New England

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    Pick Your Own Weeds?

    Weed Farms U Pick Marlboro New York Photo
    ••• 17 Scenes from a Splendid Fall Weekend I'm always amused by the signs at Weed Farms in Marlboro, New York. This is my favorite place to pick apples, but I've never picked the weeds. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

    Photos of Autumn in New England: Columbus Day Weekend 2008

    I took 139 photos during my travels in Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York over the Columbus Day holiday weekend in 2008. It was a superb weekend with blue skies, brilliant fall foliage, lush apple trees and pumpkins aplenty.

    Here are my 17 favorite scenes from my travels. I hope these photos of autumn in New England inspire you to plan a fall road trip of your own to some of the scenic places I visited including my family's favorite pick-your-own apple farm, Weed Orchards in Marlboro, New York; the lovely William Cullen Bryant Homestead in Cummington, Massachusetts; and the Pumpkin Patch at South Congregational Church in Granby, Connecticut.

    I also hope you'll send me your best New England fall photos: Here's how.

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    Golden Delicious

    Golden Delicious Apples - Apple Tree Photo
    ••• 17 Scenes from a Splendid Fall Weekend The apples trees at Weed Orchards in Marlboro, New York, are lush with fruit. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

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    Apples Afloat

    Scenic Pond and Fall Foliage Photo - Weed Farms Marlboro New York
    ••• 17 Scenes from a Splendid Fall Weekend Yes, those are apples bobbing in a scenic pond at Weed Farms in Marlboro, New York. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

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    Pumpkin Patch

    Pumpkin Patch at Weed Farms Marlboro NY - Fall Photo
    ••• 17 Scenes from a Splendid Fall Weekend The pumpkin patch at Weed Farms in Marlboro, New York, is filled with orange contenders of all shapes and sizes. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

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    Curious Cows

    Curious Cows and Fall Foliage in Sharon Connecticut - Picture
    ••• 17 Scenes from a Splendid Fall Weekend These roadside cows in Sharon, Connecticut, were as curious about me as I was about them. My five-year-old suggested that maybe they thought I was taking their picture for the "moos-paper"!. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

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    Oreo Cow

    Oreo Cow Photo - Belted Galloway Cow
    ••• 17 Scenes from a Splendid Fall Weekend We always call these black cows with white bands around their middles "Oreo Cows," but technically they're Belted Galloways, a rare breed of beef cattle brought to the U.S. from Scotland. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

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    A Gilded Frame

    Church of Christ Congregational Goshen Connecticut - Fall Foliage Photo
    ••• 17 Scenes from a Splendid Fall Weekend Gilded fall leaves frame the spire of the Church of Christ Congregational in Goshen, Connecticut. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

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    Moonrise in Connecticut

    Moonrise in Connecticut - Fall Leaves and the Almost Full Moon in the October Sky
    ••• 17 Scenes from a Splendid Fall Weekend The almost full moon rises in the October sky above the Church of Christ Congregational in Goshen, Connecticut. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

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    Reservoir at Twilight

    Nepaug Reservoir Canton Connecticut - Nepaug Reservoir at Twilight
    ••• 17 Scenes from a Splendid Fall Weekend Autumn leaves reflect in the Nepaug Reservoir in Canton, Connecticut, at twilight. A wonderful walking trail at the reservoir leads to a dam, which affords fabulous fall foliage views. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

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    Wild and Scenic River

    Westfield River Huntington Massachusetts Fall Foliage Photo - Wild and Scenic Westfield River
    ••• 17 Scenes from a Splendid Fall Weekend The colors of fall are spectacular along the Westfield River, photographed in Huntington, Massachusetts. The Westfield is one of 18 designated "Wild and Scenic Rivers" in the nation. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

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    A Leaf-Lined Drive

    Fall Foliage Along the Winding Drive Leading to William Cullen Bryant Homestead Cummington MA
    ••• 17 Scenes from a Splendid Fall Weekend The drive leading to the William Cullen Bryant Homestead in Cummington, Massachusetts, is lined with lovely fall leaves. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

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    Fall Line-up

    Fall Line-up - Photo of Fall Trees at Home of William Cullen Bryant
    ••• 17 Scenes from a Splendid Fall Weekend It's hard to pick the prettiest tree out of this line-up at the home of poet and long-time New York Evening Post editor William Cullen Bryant. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

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    A Photographer's Dream

    Red Barn and Golden Fall Leaves at William Cullen Bryant Homestead in Massachusetts
    ••• 17 Scenes from a Splendid Fall Weekend The rustic red barn and brilliant autumn colors at the William Cullen Bryant Homestead in Massachusetts are a photographer's dream during fall foliage season. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

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    Inspiring Setting

    Massachusetts Fall Foliage Photo - Fall Colors at the William Cullen Bryant Homestead
    ••• 17 Scenes from a Splendid Fall Weekend Although William Cullen Bryant primarily spent summers at his Massachusetts farm, the estate, now owned by the Trustees of Reservations and open to the public for tours, is arguably at its most glorious in the fall. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

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    View from the Porch

    Fall View from William Cullen Bryant Home Cummington Massachusetts
    ••• 17 Scenes from a Splendid Fall Weekend Another splendid fall view from the porch of William Cullen Bryant's home in Cummington, Massachusetts. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

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    Scattered Oak Leaves

    Scattered Oak Leaves on the Ground - Picture of Oak Leaves in the Fall
    ••• 17 Scenes from a Splendid Fall Weekend Oak leaves scattered on the ground at the William Cullen Bryant Homestead are fascinating works of art when viewed up-close. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

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    Pious Pumpkins

    Church Pumpkin Patch Photo - Orange & White Pumpkins South Congregational Church Granby Connecticut
    ••• 17 Scenes from a Splendid Fall Weekend My favorite scene from this splendid fall weekend was of these pious orange and white pumpkins, sitting serenely in rows on a church lawn. The Pumpkin Patch at the South Congregational Church in Granby, Connecticut, is open daily in October. © 2008 Kim Knox Beckius

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