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I guess I spoke too soon about the “LAST” foliage update.

Snow falls in October throughout New England providing fall color opportunities

Red against white

They are still around and I’ll bet that I’m still going to see a few more photo opportunities to catch fall color like this morning.

Snowtober
Well once again Mother Nature hands us snow in October and with this “Nor’easter” comes foliage photo opportunities. This applies to those remaining locations where you can find a pocket of fall color. I happen to be lucky since I have a high hill behind my place and the trees that are down in the dell (What is a dell? A dell is a valley i.e. U or V shaped with lots of trees in it.)

Snow falls in October throughout New England providing fall color opportunities

fall color path

So now that you are humming “The farmer in the dell” and you now know where the farmer lived, you also know that a small portion of the woods that I love to visit and photograph have some protection from the harsh weather. You can see some of these trees on my webcam page. The opportunity that I mentioned up above comes from having a place that you live near or you drive by each day and you are very familiar with it.

With familiarity comes intimate knowledge of place.

Snow falls in October throughout New England providing fall color opportunities

bird house with fall color

You may be saying to yourself I live in (put the place where you live, here) and we don’t have foliage. Maybe you were lucky to have a Vermont or New Hampshire fall foliage vacation but with only 3 or 5 days, what do you do?
Well in these cases you should rely on the knowledge of the locals and let them direct you to good photo opportunities. But have you thought about applying ‘”photo opportunities” to where you live?

You know your back yard (this can also be anywhere nearby, such as a local garden) better than anyone and you see it every day. You know when the light is especially pretty or when it gets dramatic. So you should look out for those opportunities and share them with your online groups.

Snow wet and hanging on branches

Snow falls in October throughout New England providing fall color opportunities

Single orange leaf against the snow

Snow falls in October throughout New England providing fall color opportunities

Morning sun streaming through

This morning, I trudged out as the sun was peeking through the clouds and I knew that in a little while the snow would be melted from the upper branches. As it was, both my camera and I caught several droppings of snow from above.
I could have missed this opportunity since I have a head cold and it was cold and mushy out. What spurred me out to capture what would be gone so soon, was the shots on the New England Photography Guild Facebook page. There my friends from around New England were capturing all these wonderful shots and I was inspired to go out and try my hand at getting one or two memorable shots also.

Snow falls in October throughout New England providing fall color opportunities

fall color in snow melt

So as you can see from the shots on today’s article, the snow does make a good back drop and having the points of color sticking up through the snow makes an interesting contrast. Right now in this place I have quite a carpet of color and unfortunately it will fade in a day or two as the leaves begin to break down and feed the roots of the trees above them, only to start the whole process all over again next spring.

I wonder what opportunity will be presented next?

Pumpkins lined up across the landscape for the Cilley Hill pumpkin festival

up a tree...

The Cilley Hill pumpkin festival is tonight and I hope you will stop in and take a few pictures of the pumpkins all lit up in the snow… I wish I could make it but I will have to rely on you to upload a picture or two at my New England fall foliage Facebook page.
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: http://www.4cornersnewengland.com/
My most popular blog is for Leaf peepers: Jeff Foliage.com.
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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