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Well just a short note to update those who are still interested in finding fall foliage.

Reflection of trees in a pond with a little fall color reflecting back

Reflection of trees

Prize winning pumpkin in Topsfield on the side of the road

Prize winning pumpkin

My father and I went out on a short drive through Danvers and up to Topsfield MA today. The color while not exceptional was still very pleasing. I drove up Route 1 and then broke east over to the Bradley Palmer conservation area before heading home.

I drove over many back roads and passed by several horse farms and homes. I came upon a farm where they must have been raising pumpkins for the Topsfield fair. Out in front of the house there was what I judged to be a 500-900lb pumpkin and I had to stop and frame it under the maple.

red leaves against a vivid blue sky show fall foliage is still here

red leaves against a vivid blue sky

Male mallards defending territory and mates with autumn's fall colors in background

Male mallards defending territory

When I got to the Bradley Palmer conservation area I found a good bit of color that was pleasing to the eyes. I walked down the main path to the first pond and was captivated by a small flock of Mallards and their antics captured my attention.

This is why I always tell people to get out and explore and don’t look just for “peak fall foliage”. They need to enjoy all that they find and be open to finding a special place.


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Jeff Foliage

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Jeff Foliage

My name is Jeff Folger,
but people call me Jeff Foliage.
I have several pages that I write blogs for such as:
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I live in Salem, Massachusetts and work as a blogger and Travel Photographer. I'm also the founder of the New England Photography Guild.
Feel free to visit me on my blogs and see what life in New England is like.

I started with Yankee Magazine as their first blogger on everything fall foliage. Now I blog on my own blog on my favorite subject, telling leaf peepers where the fall foliage is showing up in New England and helping them (to some extent) plan their fall foliage vacations.
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