Sunday, October 6, 2019

Heading East To Catch The Train And Foliage

 The Fall Foliage is still a week away from my area so I drove 30 minutes east to the Raymond Marsh portion of the Airline Trail  which was built in the 1870's and once used to transport passengers from Boston to New York.
 I was using my imagination to visualize the old train coming and this painting magically materialized on the side of a building!
I was hoping to get a glimpse of some scenic foliage but kept my eyes open for birds like this Downy Woodpecker as well.
 The rail trail runs across the Raymond Marsh where I had a view of some ducks, Red-shouldered Hawks flying over....
 ....and not surprisingly, a Great Blue Heron.
I was curious if there was any fish in this type of marsh and the heron soon answered my question, although it didn't inspire me to get my fishing rod.
Peak color has not yet arrived in this area either but I did manage to get a peek.


Michelle said...

I like that last shot, peak color or not. Also, that downy woodpecker is a good one.

Val Ewing said...

The colors look amazing! I think by peak time our leaves will be gone as the rains have been so persistent and heavy.
I was surprised the other day by spotting several Sandhill cranes in a picked corn field.

When I first saw that train on the wall I thought...Puzzle!

Larry said...

Thanks. I went to look for reported Sandhill Cranes twice in our area and came up empty both times.