Earth Science Pic of the Day for Sept. 16th – Autumn Splendor in Connecticut

Autumn Splendor in Connecticut

September 16, 2011

 
 
The panorama above shows the splendid fall foliage of the Quinnipiac River Valley in south-central Connecticut as viewed in October 2010 from the top of Meriden Mountain (Hubbard Park). Meriden Mountain stands about 900 ft (275 m) above the Quinnipiac River. Maples and oaks ignite the river valley and Hanging Hills in brilliant shades of gold and crimson. The city of Meriden, Connecticut stretches out in the mid-ground.

Photo details: Panorama “stitched” using 10 individual frames with my mini Nikon camera.