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Lisa Cook
Oct. 23, 2009, 09:40 AM
Living in New England keeps you on your toes, for sure. On Sunday, we had snow (http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30398585&l=a6aa1909e3&id=1114381130) and I know I was wondering why I live here.

Yesterday was amazing....we had a pony club mounted meeting at 5 pm...and it was mid-60's, sunny and just beautiful with the late afternoon sun on the foliage. I happened to have my camera with me, and this picture (http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/4845/ew0003.jpg) just seems to sum up just what makes New England such a beautiful place in the fall - when the weather cooperates!

alacrity
Oct. 23, 2009, 09:44 AM
Just lovely! Great pics.

Hilary
Oct. 23, 2009, 09:45 AM
Beautiful! Even driving to work is nicer this time of year because it's just so pretty. And we can say that with almost all our seasons. Which I guess is why we put up with the bad parts. But there are no bad parts of fall. Except that event season is over.

IFG
Oct. 23, 2009, 10:06 AM
Love New England. I spent eight years in Los Angeles. I did grow to appreciate the desert, but I missed the Northeast terribly. I interviewed in Providence (RI) on April 1st. There was a snowstorm with 18 inches of snow. They never thought that anyone would leave LA for that, but I could not wait to get back home.

quietann
Oct. 23, 2009, 12:46 PM
Here's my contribution; photos taken yesterday. I am further south so the color is not quite as intense here, except for the maples. No maples around the barn, though.

Cantering (http://annsrats.com/horses/feronia/cutter_22oct2009/canter1.jpg)
Having an argument over whether this should be TOF (my desire) or TOH (maresy's desire), but at least the scenery is gorgeous! (http://annsrats.com/horses/feronia/cutter_22oct2009/arguing.jpg)

IFG, if you can believe it, I grew up in San Diego and willingly moved to New England! I love it here, except on days when I have to shovel out my car.

bip
Oct. 23, 2009, 01:12 PM
I grew up all over California, most recently in San Diego and I also love it here in New England. I feel sorry for the former me who didn't understand how beautiful seasons can be and how some places have something indescribable that makes inconvenience (and sometimes, discomfort) of highly variable weather.

bambam
Oct. 23, 2009, 03:00 PM
Lovely. I miss New England- especially the fall. Okay- so maybe I was not feeling the love for New England fall last weekend trying to stay warm and dry at the Head of the Charles ;) but I do miss it. There is no real fall here.

Bugs-n-Frodo
Oct. 23, 2009, 03:07 PM
I grew up in Maryland I am too miss fall. I miss the trees changing and the cool crisp weather. I now live in the desert of California. We have trees here... they are called Palm Trees... they are green year around... but that is the only sign of green in this brown desert. I miss the seasons, I do not miss the cold, I am spoiled by the lovely weather here in the winter, think 80's. :)

Jazzy Lady
Oct. 23, 2009, 05:19 PM
This is where Canadia can shine ;)

This was last fall, but what the heck:

Hacking
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1071752&l=24f6d458eb&id=290901088

Dressaging in the leaves
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1068398&l=8b87f1e862&id=290901088

xc in the leaves
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1068401&l=6bc6758e67&id=290901088

Ya... sweet. :)

snoopy
Oct. 23, 2009, 05:25 PM
This is where Canadia can shine ;)

This was last fall, but what the heck:

Hacking
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1071752&l=24f6d458eb&id=290901088

Dressaging in the leaves
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1068398&l=8b87f1e862&id=290901088

xc in the leaves
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1068401&l=6bc6758e67&id=290901088

Ya... sweet. :)



Miss thing, do you always hack with a plaited pony and a professional photographer lurking in the bushes snapping pictures at just the right time?!! :winkgrin::winkgrin::winkgrin:

Never the less, some seriously nice photos.

Bogie
Oct. 23, 2009, 05:38 PM
Here are some photos that were taken two weeks ago at a hunt in Framingham's Callahan State Park. It was just a gorgeous day!

http://equineink.wordpress.com/files/2009/10/img_0228.jpg

http://equineink.wordpress.com/files/2009/10/img_0224.jpg

http://equineink.wordpress.com/files/2009/10/img_0261.jpg

It's such a treat to hunt in New England in the fall (when it's not snowing ;))

quietann
Oct. 23, 2009, 06:08 PM
Bogie, they hunt in Framingham??? I never would have guessed, just like no one would guess that Lowell has a beautiful state forest! Hunter paces are on our list of things to do next year if I can find a team that doesn't mind "babysitting" me at first. I suspect maresy might get a little excited by other horses running and jumping.

Bogie
Oct. 23, 2009, 06:24 PM
I know, Callahan State Park is a jewel. One of my favorite places to hunt.

If you are ever interested in trying a hunt, ONBH offers a "third field" option for riders who are just starting out or who want to go at a slower pace. It's a good way to start your horse in the hunt field.

Hunter paces are a good way to start. Certainly that's how I introduced my current hunt horse to the idea of cross country galloping and jumping. I don't hunter pace all that often any more but I do go up to ride at Great Brook in Carlisle. If you ever want to trailer down I'm sure I could round up a few hunt people who'd be happy to ride there and give you a sense of what it's like to hunt.


Bogie, they hunt in Framingham??? I never would have guessed, just like no one would guess that Lowell has a beautiful state forest! Hunter paces are on our list of things to do next year if I can find a team that doesn't mind "babysitting" me at first. I suspect maresy might get a little excited by other horses running and jumping.

Jazzy Lady
Oct. 23, 2009, 07:11 PM
Miss thing, do you always hack with a plaited pony and a professional photographer lurking in the bushes snapping pictures at just the right time?!! :winkgrin::winkgrin::winkgrin:

Never the less, some seriously nice photos.

Yes... it's like the bloody paparazzi I tell ya!

He's not plaited. He just has no forelock! :(

deltawave
Oct. 23, 2009, 07:43 PM
Color in SW Michigan. :)

ellebeaux
Oct. 23, 2009, 07:59 PM
Here's my contribution; photos taken yesterday. I am further south so the color is not quite as intense here, except for the maples. No maples around the barn, though.

Cantering (http://annsrats.com/horses/feronia/cutter_22oct2009/canter1.jpg)
Having an argument over whether this should be TOF (my desire) or TOH (maresy's desire), but at least the scenery is gorgeous! (http://annsrats.com/horses/feronia/cutter_22oct2009/arguing.jpg)

IFG, if you can believe it, I grew up in San Diego and willingly moved to New England! I love it here, except on days when I have to shovel out my car.

I love your saddle pad! We are getting ready for spring here, supposedly. I think our seasons are really called 'rain', 'more rain', 'even more rain' and 'rain again'.

LookinSouth
Oct. 23, 2009, 08:31 PM
I absolutely LOVE fall in NE. It's without a doubt my favorite season! Perfect riding weather. I've been doing tons of trail riding and hacking out lately enjoying the beautiful scenery. Then again I truly appreciate the beauty of a fresh snowfall too!

http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2564309840101555132aIulHh
http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2937092060101555132JTRIdp

Threedaydream
Oct. 23, 2009, 08:49 PM
I'm so jealous! I'm Californian born and raised and always wanted a New England fall!!

ACMEeventing
Oct. 23, 2009, 09:07 PM
So jealous . . . grew up in New England and this time of year is amazing.

In North Carolina for the last 20 yrs. Great weather except that every Autumn every leaf on every tree participates in some extreme ritual whereby they turn brown and leap to their death at exactly the same moment. It's like mass leaf-a-cide.

archieflies
Oct. 23, 2009, 10:51 PM
Bah... things are still green and flooded here. Well, in the spring when y'all are whining, I'll be sure to send some photos of Texas wildflowers your way. :)

katG
Oct. 23, 2009, 10:56 PM
So beautiful! Especially compared to the hideously rainy weather we had today!

quietann
Oct. 24, 2009, 12:30 AM
I love your saddle pad! We are getting ready for spring here, supposedly. I think our seasons are really called 'rain', 'more rain', 'even more rain' and 'rain again'.

Well, it's also the start of bow-hunting season, so orange gear is de rigeur. I have an orange helmet cover and am awaiting the arrival of an orange safety vest.

Here (http://annsrats.com/horses/feronia/cutter_20oct2009/canter1.jpg) we are in our fancy fall-themed saddle pad, which is rather more beautiful than the orange thing.

wolfmare
Oct. 24, 2009, 12:43 AM
Who needs a beautiful saddle pad when riding that mare?

HARROLDhasmyheart
Oct. 24, 2009, 01:14 AM
SO JEALOUS. In Los Angeles, we have...well...some green bushes? It was 90 degrees when I rode at 1 today--what I wouldn't give for even the slightest chill in the air. Yay fall? ;)

http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af148/sazimmerman11/canter2.jpg
[Taken yesterday. It's still pretty, err, not fall like out.]

Event4Life
Oct. 24, 2009, 08:13 AM
One of the few things I miss about PA is fall. I wish I'd taken more pictures then, but all of my scenery pictures were taken in the winter!

Scotland in the fall...(pics courtesy of a friend who has a lot more talent with a camera than I do!)

In Prince's Street Gardens...
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs240.snc1/8731_190029998367_686583367_3866199_7845152_n.jpg
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs220.snc1/8731_190029958367_686583367_3866196_7365729_n.jpg (looking up to the castle!)

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs275.snc1/10231_158060618947_502703947_2590196_6005474_n.jpg Fall in Scotland is generally not very fall-like because there are no trees, but the Scottish Highlands are heaven on earth on a sunny, clear Autumn day. Especially in Glencoe.