Are the fall colors slowing down?
The fall foliage season has been going gang busters from mid-Sept till the 3rd of Oct, but over the past few days the Fall colors seem to be tapping the brakes.
I’ve been getting reports with pictures from disappointed folks telling me “the color is muted”. When I look at their pictures I see green trees and not much in the way of fall colors.
I was talking with a reporter at the Boston Globe about creating a map to reflect where the colors are currently. Yankee tries to do this, with their foliage spotters sending in reports and that is a valiant effort but the thing that I feel makes this untrustworthy is “perceptions and expectations”.
One man’s peak fall foliage is another man’s faded colors.
My perception and expectation of what peak color is, may be more stringent than yours or visa versa. It’s truly hard to take another persons testimony on finding Peak fall color at face value.
a few days ago I posted a picture of what I considered faded color of russet orange and golds and someone said that it was beautiful color.
I have to realize that my perception and expectations are not always yours so I try to temper my faded foliage calls, so that you will still enjoy the fall colors that you do find.
Foliage reports over the past few days
For those of you not on my New England fall foliage Facebook page or in my World wide fall foliage community on Google plus, then here are a few reports be made. The first is from Beth in the Eaton NH area.
Ann Dinsmore, caught this image of Eatons little white church . (South of the White mountains) Head East out of Tamworth to find it.
Next is Mount Snow Vermont
My visit to Mount Snow October 6, 2014. Plenty of great color to be found!
Chocorua pond, Chocorua New Hampshire
The bridge at Chocorua Lake. It was a rainy, dreary day so I coudln't photograph Mt. Chocorua over the lake. Instead I…
Here is an album on birch trees and fall foliage colors from different years.
A white and black paper Birch tree stand in front of orange red and gold maple leaves. Taken in a maine conservation area near Rangeley Lake. Copyright Jeff Folger
One last one by Nancy Marshall of Sleepy Hollow in Vermont
It's looks like always the birch are getting bare but the rest haven't turned yet… What are your thoughts Nancy?
What my foliage crystal ball holds for us leaf peepers?
From what I see on my Facebook foliage page much of the mid sections of VT/NH and ME are still in the process of getting full color.
So if we get sparred any strong rains over night and into tomorrow, we will then have ten days of partly sunny days which will really make the leave start to pop again.
New England Fall Events for the coming weekend
Damariscotta PumpkinFest and Regatta Damariscotta, ME October 10th – 13th, 2014 http://newenglandfallevents.com/home/calendar/event/182
Fall Dog Party at Dog Mountain St. Johnsbury, VT Oct 11 2014, 12:00pm-4:00pm http://newenglandfallevents.com/home/calendar/event/354
Twilight Hike at Sholan Farms Leominster, MA Oct 10 2014, 8:00pm-10:00pm http://newenglandfallevents.com/home/calendar/event/241
HONK! 2014 Festival of Activist Street Bands Somerville, MA Friday October 10th – Sunday, October 12th, 2014 http://newenglandfallevents.com/home/calendar/event/316
Cranberry Harvest Celebration at A.D. Makepeace Company Wareham, MA October 11 & 12, 2014 http://newenglandfallevents.com/home/calendar/event/80Jeff "Foliage" Folger You can purchase images by visiting my Fine Art Gallery websites
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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.