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The New England fall colors may have faded

Well 2014 was both a good year for the fall colors and finding new covered bridges. Yet Mother Nature did not make it easy for any of us. I know what you’re saying, If it was easy then where’s the fun in that?

Golden fall colors reflection in Maine

Golden fall colors reflection in Maine

First we had the early arrival of cooler than average temps (third year in a row for that) and up till the first of October, this was going fine. The fall colors that New England was showing us were bright and heart stopping. Then it happened, rain and winds started to visit us on a weekly basis and you know how that song goes.

If we had only a one bout of rain and wind and IF the sun came back daily, the colors would have continued to develop and in a week or so we should have caught back up. But from the 1st of October it was almost a weekly occurrence. Coupled with that, the temperatures rose a bit which contributed to slowing down the color development.

But from what I’ve been seeing on my New England fall foliage Facebook page, Many folks out there also got some wonderful shots. Some with expensive cameras and some with their cell phones. Which ever way that you record your fall color images, the end result is that you captured a memory.

Memories of 2014 New England fall colors

These are my memories of this years fall colors. I was working this summer as a National Park Ranger. So up till mid November I was  working full time and only had two days off per week to explore the backroads of New England. (Just like many of you)

I still managed to make my way to Mount Katahdin in Maine and saw three moose while there, although they were all in the beds of trucks. (I think you get my meaning) I photographed the fifth covered bridge of the Northfield 5 (Northfield Vermont, read more here).

Lisa and I photographed the Jenne farm in Reading Vermont for the classic shot at dawn. I stood there with 25-40 other early morning photographers and then we made our way to the Cornish-Windsor covered bridge and then Lisa using the VT & NH Gazetteers located several new Covered Bridges for me to photograph.

So! even though I didn’t have the luxury of traveling on the days I wanted to, I had my wife with me and we made many more memories, exploring the back roads of New England and the fall colors that we found to be very satisfying.

I’m already wondering what the 2015 fall colors will look like and as Thanksgiving day is just a day away and a winter storm is heading this way… I’m feeling good about next year because the weather so far is just as it should be…

I look forward to chatting with you on  fall color Facebook or mention me on Twitter (@foliage_reports) and if you have a fall color foliage question or whatever I’ll try to answer it.

Jeff "Foliage" Folger  You can purchase images by visiting my Fine Art Gallery websites
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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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