Foliage Update From New Hampshire
I was just updating my Squidoo lens on New England Foliage and realized that the season is almost over…Already! Wow, it seemed to fly by this year.
For 2 years now we have had gorgeous color and if not for the horrific ice storm that hit us last December, I bet the color would have been even better. Many of the trees have been broken or uprooted and my photos were taken of different views this year.
I took the dog up the road for a walk two nights ago and the sun was just going down over the hill. It was hitting the yellow leaves just right and looked like a spotlight – of course I didn’t have my camera!! And I knew it wouldn’t last long enough for me to run (I don’t run fast) home and grab it…so I just stood and enjoyed it.
My plan was to go back up the next night and capture a replay of that moment, but it rained and the wind blew…and today when I walked up the hill I realized that I wouldn’t get that moment back. Almost all the yellow leaves have been blown away. My next chance for that photo won’t be for another year.
Time passes quickly – and in my opinion, never so quickly as in the Fall.
I got my photos. Maybe not as many as I would have liked, and I may still get some good ones, but in my area the leaves are fading away by mid-month usually and today is the 9th.
If you are planning to visit the northeast to see the color, you’d better hurry.
*Check the link on my site which has an interactive foliage map which is updated by folks who live in the New England states.