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Are you staying home because you don’t see any color?

Red maple or a striped maple turns a fiery red in the afternoon sun

Red is the fall color of choice this year

Well, I got to take a short drive today and while I won’t say its peak, like whole hill sides, But! there are very colorful trees out there!

I found some striped maples that were blood-red crimson and AND! fully leafed! albeit, they were in front of Burger King (that is what a very shallow Depth of Field is for..). 🙂

Fall foliage over a cannon in a vetrans cemetery

Fall color in a Veteran’s cemetery

I’m heading  tomorrow to Greenlawn cemetery to look it over. I’m feeling I’m a bit late but it started out an early year for fall color and then it slowed down with warmer temps and now we’ve had nights in the 30’s and bright sunny days so I think I might find some nice colors still.

My friend Butch Lombardi down in Rhode Island has been finding really nice color the past week or two and as the temps cool off I think the color will come to a quick boil. If the cold front due in Halloween night only brings a light rain and no winds we should have a great weekend around the coastal areas of New England.

You may not find whole streets filled with color but I’m betting you’ll be able to find some good compositions if you look hard. Please share on my Facebook page like the person did below.

A shot from two days ago by Keri McAndrews on the Concord river… Hmmm where is my Gazetteer…

Posted by New England Fall Foliage on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

This weekend’s suggestions

Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain

Visit a Brewery – The two major breweries in the Boston area are Samuel Adams and Harpoon. Both have free tours and tastings: Sam Adams always has free tastings; visit Harpoon during the week after 4 p.m. for a free tasting that includes great info and a 20-minute time period of free access to many taps and a complimentary (not to mention sweet, soft, warm, and fresh) pretzel!

Go on a Witch (or Ghost) Hunt – Salem has the most different tours on record but if you are near Burlington VT try Queen City Ghost walk or down in Boston try the Ghost and Gravestones tours. Basically most towns in the northeast have a scary tale or two to tell and this week is the week to try them out… Let me know if you have a favorite? 

 Dining ideas in New England from Visit New England

Next week (or the week after) the fall foliage recap!

I will check my notes and look over my pictures and maybe post some of my Facebook fans images (with their permission only) and we can discuss the good or bad foliage we found this year.

And what we would do differently next year? In other words, did you and I learn anything? 🙂


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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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