8 Oct 2010
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|Vermont Fall Foliage 2010|
We got off to an early fall foliage here in Vermont but the colors are still
changing and we have many days left before we're past peak everywhere. I
was looking at the hillside across the street yesterday and was pleased to
see so much bright red and orange has shown up.
As usual, some hillsides are further along than others. Looking closely at the
trees here at the inn, I see some trees that have few leaves left holding on
and other trees that have only just begun changing and are still mostly green.
The tree above is in front our inn and always looks spectacular for a week or
so every year. It doesn't look very good the rest of the year and I hardly pay
attention to it. But when fall rolls around, this tree is one of the first to blossom
with a bright color that makes up for the other weeks of the year.
When the lighting is just right, this maple has a day-glo orange color that is
sometimes so bright, it almost looks fake - as though someone painted it a
color that you would only see on a hot rod, not a tree. It is past its peak now (I
took the photo about a week ago) but plenty of its sylvan neighbors here are
looking very good.
Some people here predicted a quick end to the foliage because of the early
start but they've been proven wrong and I think we have at least a good ten
days left and longer in some areas like the Lake Champlain valley.
Jeff Connor Grunberg Haus
|posted by grunhaus at 19:20|