Sunday, 20 October 2013

New England 1: The Grist Mill at Weston


After a couple of years of day-dreaming, I finally got my act together to visit the USA - specifically the Boston and New England area. 'Clueless in Boston' and 'Naples and Hartford in Season' both do a great job of showcasing the attractions and I wasn't disappointed. I had two great weeks over there recently and enjoyed every minute. I've come back with around 1500 photos, all taken in RAW format, so it is going to take me a while to work through them all, to process and organise them. I will post a few of my favourites here, just for fun. (Anyway, I haven't taken any local shots for weeks so it's the US or nothing!)

I'll start with this one, taken in a pretty little town called Weston, in Vermont. Just before we left the town I stumbled across this little grist (corn?) mill with its waterwheel. I was so charmed by the scene, with the waterfall and the pretty foliage - and that gorgeous red paint. (I learned to call it Vermont Red, there is so much of it.) I was glad I didn't miss this shot - and, would you believe it, sharing my experiences with Jack from Hartford, we realised he had taken the very same view earlier in the summer. See here (3rd photo) for his version.  Now we just want volunteers to visit in the winter and the spring, for the complete Weston Grist Mill year. Any offers?

10 comments:

  1. I didn't think that looked like Yorkshire! Certainly is an impressive scene.

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  2. It could have been Sweden... ;) Lovely scene!

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  3. A superb capture Jenny, thanks so much for sharing this beautiful scene

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  4. I always enjoy your Yorkshire photos, jennyfreckles, but seeing New England through your eyes will be a special treat. Yes, this is taken from the same spot I took mine in August. That is pretty remarkable . . . there were other places one could have stood. That we both found that spot is just a bit eery!

    This is a wonderful first installment of your New England photos. Let's see what is next!

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  5. Lovely Jenny - looking forward to the rest!

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  6. I have been to Weston...your photo captured the area beautifully! Glad you made it over to the US and I look forward to seeing more photos! Happy Editing!

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  7. I will look for this spot tomorrow.

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  8. Good for you for going at last. Looking forward to more of your holiday photos. Must go and check out Jack's blog.

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