Foliage Report for 30 Sept…
The cool September nights’ are having a big impact on the fall foliage colors throughout northern New England and the colors are moving south. But! we have weather issues to contend with. Lisa and I went up north to Vermont and New Hampshire this past weekend, as you know from my Monday article.
I’ll let you see some of my images from this weekend and while not real colorful I think it proves you can still find a lot to enjoy in New England, even if the colors aren’t there yet…
The Good news
You might be wondering what the good news is and I might agree but until the tropical storm off the Atlantic coast makes up its mind on where its going to go, we won’t know what the effects of it will be. Also it may run out of rain and wind before doing much damage in VT/NH/and ME. ( I try to think positive)
Also this week I’m seeing possible sun in Vermont on Wednesday and Thursday in Dixville Notch which could make for some spotty but better than average viewing. I got a report in from Bob and he says the local radio stations are saying light rain Wed/Thur with periods of sun so I can think of worse outcomes.
The Bad News
Well here is where I tell all… I don’t know what will happen with the tropical storm pointing at New England and I think, if it hits us, then it will bring down a lot of the already turned leaves. This is the joker in the deck that you heard me talking about in my predictions all year. The one thing I never know what we will get is the last-minute weather.
So as I’ve been telling you all year, bring your umbrella and something to cover your camera (or phone) through the weekend of 2-4 October. After that we’ll have to see what we have to work with.
Ideas for this weekend
If you need some ideas to work with, stop in the nearest decent sized town and google that area. If you are in NH, and you have kids. Try Clarks trading post. Smaller kids? Story land. Vermont? Ben and Jerry’s factory and free tours. How about the Cabot Creamery? and don’t miss the Cold Hollow cider mill on Route 100.. Did you read my guest post article a few weeks back by Chris Whiton? Waterfalls in New Hampshire? Well now is the time since there could be some very robust waterfalls to find and photograph.
Also follow the links below to New England Fall Events as they have a tone of listings on their website.
Fall foliage weekend events
Friday, October 2nd & 3rd, 2015
Ringo Matsuri (Apple Festival) at Shelburne Vineyards
Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
Mushroom Walk at Canterbury Shaker Village
Sunday, October 4, 2015
Fall Foliage contest on FAA
I just held a contest last week on my Fine Art America gallery and the winner was Douglas Berry. You can see his image below and if you would like to see some more incredible fall foliage imagery in different mediums from hundreds of artists then please follow this link to my fall foliage contest.
- My Gallery on Fine Art America
- Try out the new Fall foliage forum
- Join my New England Fall Foliage page on Facebook
- Follow @Foliage_Reports on Twitter
- Follow me on Instagram @Jeff_Foliage
but people call me Jeff Foliage.
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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.
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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.