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New England, eat your heart out

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by NickM, 5 Nov 2007.

  1. NickM

    NickM Über Member

    ...because the display of autumn colours in the woodlands of Kent yesterday (around Wye and Canterbury) was absolutely beautiful, as good as I have ever seen ;)

    Ahhhhhhhhh... so soothing.
     
  2. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    I'm not looking for a New England,
    I'm looking for another world,
     
  3. longers

    longers Veteran

    Cheshire and the Peak District were spectacular yesterday.

    After the summer we had I wasn't sure what to expect as I thought the intensity of the autumn colours was related to the amount of sugars stored by the trees and sunlight is needed to create said sugars.:smile:

    Looked good to me. ;)
     
  4. Brock

    Brock Senior Member

    Location:
    Kent
    Got some photos for us then?
     
  5. i was in new england one autumn and thought "surrey is better than this".

    L
     
  6. Slowgrind

    Slowgrind New Member

    Is it called leaf peeping, or is that not to be mentioned in polite company?
     
  7. ChrisKH

    ChrisKH Shorts Adjustment Expert

    Location:
    Essex
    My wife tells me it's because of the weather pattern we had this year that we have these colours (watches too much daytime TV, no doubt) . So it's not necessarily to do with just the sun. After hot summers there's not usually any colour round my way. Perhaps you need it hot & wet or hot/wet/hot, hot/wet/cold/hot? Anyone know?
     
  8. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Is that Kirsty MacColl?
     
  9. ransos

    ransos Legendary Member

    Location:
    Bristol

    I'd heard this too - warm spring followed by wet summer I think.
     
  10. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    'Tis nice 'round near me too, although the leaves are damnably slippy once they leave the tree, as my grazed knee will bear witness.
     
  11. Fnaar

    Fnaar Smutmaster General

    Location:
    Thumberland
    The inimitable Billy Bragg originally, thoughy I think Kirsty McC (RIP) covered it too.


    I also like New England by Jonathan Richman: (but I can't find it on youtube)