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Old 09-18-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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Fall is a great time to ride around in an old Ford. Warm enough to have your arm out the window but a little cooler in the cab. The leaves are already changing a bit, the sun is shining.....Nice!!!
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:01 PM   #2
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I've been driving mine every day since I put it back together.
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That's not off topic... That is the topic...Glad you guys are having fun with your Flatheads... Driving them is the BEST...!!!
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:21 PM   #4
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Amen, brother. And amen.
A few of my favorite fall pictures:

Alpine Loop, Utah


Mt. Evans, Colorado


Alpine Loop, Utah


Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado


Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado


Squaw Peak Road, Utah


Wasatch Mountain State Park, Utah


Wasatch Mountain State Park, Utah
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Prof., those are stunning photos... that sure is a nice way to enjoy your Flathead!
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Henry, have you given any thought on making a calendar using your pics.
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Old 09-18-2013, 03:41 PM   #7
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Henry, your first picture with the white birch reminds me of highway 92 over Mt Tampanagos. Have you ever been there? If not, it's a must see! I took that route one fine summer day, not knowing anything about it other than I was headed west and it looked like a nice way to go! There was a fine misty rainfall at the summit, lovely single lane winding road through the tallest stand of birch I'd ever seen.

Beautiful pictures today, thanks!
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Old 09-18-2013, 04:35 PM   #8
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Highway 92 is, in fact, the Alpine Loop. I drive it at least a couple of times a year. It's a favorite of the "Queen Mothers". The first picture is at the top of that road and the 3rd one is at the bottom of the Provo side. The white bark trees are quaking aspens. Timpanogos Cave National Monument is on the American Fork end of the road.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:11 PM   #9
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Quaking Aspen? And I Thought they were White Birch! I looked at that picture for a while, and hadn't remembered a spot wide enough to pull off the road to take a picture. As you obviously did, my memory failed me. I wanted to stop, but the wife was freaked out by the place, afraid of bears, I think!
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:53 PM   #10
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We do not have the changing of the leaves out here, but it's real nice to cruise to the beach. Warm sun and an ocean breeze can't be beat.
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:39 PM   #11
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Here's a few shots, I just got home from a 2000 mile road trip to illinois and back to Denver, had to help my mother move in to a new home in her hometown..Kewanee Ill.
Drove my 1951 f1, had zero problems, except bugs on the windshield, I consider them badges of honor
One shot is an old brick entrance to the kewanee boiler factory, one is showing bugs on the window and the other is crossing the missouri river from nebraska into iowa along highway 34.
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Henry those are great pictures. But those last three are perfect.
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You already have fall colors over there? I am planning to take mine on a tour/photo op as soon as the colors here start.
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Prof. Henry those are amazing pictures! Make a calendar, I would buy one!
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:42 AM   #15
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Thats it I'm emigrating...you comin Mart?!!
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Old 09-20-2013, 02:53 PM   #16
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I was born and raised out in western NE. life brought me to Ill . Every time Old Henry posts them great pictures and trips. I die a little. The beauty out west is
well there just isnt words. Went into Jackson hole wyoming before the interstates in full moon was spectacular. You are a fortunate man Old Henry.
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Old 09-20-2013, 03:19 PM   #17
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You already have fall colors over there? I am planning to take mine on a tour/photo op as soon as the colors here start.
Unfortunately, all of my pictures are from previous years. This year, for some reason, we have no fall colors. The usual colorful leaves just turned brown and died without turning any nice colors. Weird. Never seen such before.
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Old 09-20-2013, 04:11 PM   #18
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Nice photos. I don't have "the eye".

Fall is the best time for cars and motorcycles IMO.

Takes all kinds to make the world go 'round, but I can't afford to have something I don't drive (not really sure I would want a trailer queen, even if I could afford one).

Driving them is what it's about, for me. Working on them can be fun (or therapy), but getting them on the road as much as possible is my goal. Plus all the smiles and thumbs up makes all the work you put in a little more satisfying.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:35 PM   #19
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Fall weather with a little Frost!
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Old 09-20-2013, 10:27 PM   #20
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This is not my picture. It's 47COE's he posted a year ago on a similar thread (here: https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=83982) but it's one of my favorites. Hope he doesn't mind me sharing it again.
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Figure I would join the party
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:03 PM   #22
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For her 89th birthday yesterday took mother-in-law (who lives with us - one of the two "Queen Mothers" previously mentioned) for a little fall cruise in Old Henry. Found a really nice spot with some beautiful colored trees in a little old mountain village near us.





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Great photos! Thanks all for posting them!

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Wow, that's a great picture of a cab over flatbed in a work environment. Thanks for posting
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Old Henry:

Is it common this time of year to have that many leaves still on the trees?
We lost our Foliage weeks ago.
In the past few years if you blink you miss it. Realy it can be beautifully at noon Then the wind & Rain come and by 5 p.m all leaves are gone.( well not gone but on the ground) LOL
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Just a tad more off topic....still a nice autumn (fall) day.

Sorry guys....couldn't resist it
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This is 2 that I took last week in N England. One is in the White Mys of NH and the bridge photo was in VT on the way to visit Ol' Ron.
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Old 11-01-2013, 09:56 AM   #28
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Is it common this time of year to have that many leaves still on the trees?
We lost our Foliage weeks ago.
In the past few years if you blink you miss it. Realy it can be beautifully at noon Then the wind & Rain come and by 5 p.m all leaves are gone.( well not gone but on the ground) LOL
Leaves turn color in a large part according to temperature which varies with altitude. If one lives where the elevation is pretty much the same all over then the trees are most likely to change all at once then be gone. Where I live we get a long stretch of color because we can drive up to 8,000 feet early in the fall to see the quakies yellow then the color moves down the mountain as the temperature does over the next month until it is down where we live but long gone up higher. So, if the color isn't at the elevation we are and we want to see some we just drive to the elevation where it is. That's how it works here.
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great pics , thnks
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This thread is absolutely awesome,Great pics!!!!
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