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Saturday, 25 September 2004

Soft Selling Colors Of Autumn
CREDITS [L. to R.]: © Neil McWee/William Joseph Gallery
© Michael Yamashita/NationalGeographic.com
© Heather Forcier/NaturePhotographers.com
© Mike Goldstein/ApogeePhoto.com  © Quang-Tuan Luong/TerraGalleria.com

WHERE: Vermont, USA. WHAT: tree Q3 colorways.
MAP: Vermont. Thumbnails [1][2][3][4][5] pop-up source pages.
New England Fall 1 © Neil McWeeNew England Fall 2 © Michael YamashitaNew England Fall 3 © Heather ForcierNew England Fall 4 © Mike GoldsteinNew England Fall 5 © QT Luong
This is the end of a very trying week. We have battled with the crazy world of digital video: mostly we have been succesful, notably by 'reverse engineering' a DVD with corrupted menus and file ordering. So, the martini shaker is chilling in the freezer; but because the sun has not yet sunk below the yard arm, we are marking time.

We were feeling too frayed to make much effort towards a creative entry for today. Just then, the weekend email arrived from our favorite preferred platform computer supplier, SmallDog.com in Vermont. It contained five links to photo web sites featuring the fall colors (autumn if you are a lover of the mother tongue) in that state.

The newsletter writer was staffer Dawn D'Angelillo: "If you've never seen autumn in New England, particularly in Vermont, you are missing one of the most beautiful sights. When the sky is clear at this time of year, it is the most incredible shade of blue that sets off the mountains' shades of red, gold, and green. Because of this combination of colors, autumn in Vermont is a treat for photographers of all abilities.

I can't drive to work during this time of year without passing a photographer pulled over on the side of the road trying to perfectly frame what she sees. From my window at Small Dog, I am treated to a nearly perfect photo opportunity almost every day: at certain times of the day, the light passes through the valley and lands on a section of the river, illuminating a fishing hole that often hosts a fly fisherman."

We appreciate vendors who take a little time to soft sell us some lifestyle first. Content gifts like this certainly make it easier for lazy web authors to create pages. Bish, bash, bosh! Job done! Chink, chink! Chin, chin! Have a nice weekend.

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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)