These are my top ten reasons to go looking for fall color.
I have to admit; I a bit obsessed by New England fall foliage. The fall colors show up and leaf in so short a period. Only to be whisked away by an errant breeze or autumn rain passing through, creating a carpet red and orange on the ground.
My top ten reasons to go in search of fall colors
10 – I love to get out and find a new spot that I’ve never been to before! (Although I do revisit my favorites each year).
9 – Getting out gives me a reason to get away from the computer. Don’t get me started on that… It helps me to connect with the natural world.
8 – I get to meet people of a like mind, who are out looking for the same thing as me.
7 – I love to sit down under a big old flame red or orange, or orange and yellow, or red and yellow, pick your favorite color combo. Anyway taking a walk through a cemetery on a sunny afternoon and stand under a tree to look up at the back-lit leaves (with camera of course).
6 – It goes without saying I like to find, little back roads that lead to unexpected things. Things or places or barns or well, you get the idea. These things have been long forgotten, or at least never explored by me.
5 – Hills dappled in sunlight from passing clouds making the colors glow. I also have a rest stop on I-89 (mile marker 38, west bound side) that is on the side of a hill. As you look across the valley and past the highway you can see dappled hills of red-orange and yellow.
4 Sharing these experiences are so much fun! This is something I love to do and if I’m lucky I get to share the finding of these things with my wife. We take at least one short weekend vacation in late Sept or October where we explore a new scenic location. That makes the finding even more special!
3 – Memories, autumn seems to be a time of memories. Kicking up a pile of leaves and watching them rain back down, brings back memories of a fall, of an autumn so long ago. Maybe your father or a neighbor would burn piles of leaves (I know that isn’t a “green” thing to do) but it smelled wonderful, with the leaf scented smoke filling the neighborhood.
2 – Sharing my photos here with all of you allows me to bring the greatest show in New England to thousands of fall foliage leaf peepers who may never get to witness a beautiful fall afternoon here in New England.
***And my number 1 Reason to get out and find fall color!***
1 – It’s the chance to get out and make new memories, practice what I preach about “being in the moment” and of course last but never least…. IT’S ALL ABOUT THE FALL COLORS!!!
So when or if you get out in the woods remember back on this and if you have a minute, drop a comment here and let me know what you enjoy most about getting out and looking for the fall colors…
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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.