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Well my leaf peepers, I hope you got your fill of the fall colors for 2016, I know, we can never have enough… Mother Nature out did herself on making the hunt, interesting…  If you are still finding fall colors be sure to post your finds on my New England fall foliage FB page.

Snow + Foliage = Snowliage

One of the concerns I always have is if Mother Nature gets a jump on winter and dumps snow on us early. In 2011 she brought an inch or so right before Halloween here in Salem and more than a foot in western Mass. But! What this can provide is the event we call Snowliage.

This shot of mine above is the perfect example, when only the higher elevations are affected and all the lower zones are still covered in fall colors. But you can find many different, “great” examples from high to low vantage points.

So we go from this…

To this..

or even this…

Presidential range covered in ice with fall foliage below.

more Snowliage

Events for the coming week/weekend

I just went up on New England fall events and found two GIANT pumpkin events this week.

rise-of-the-pumpkinsRISE of the Jack O’Lanterns
200 Seaport Blvd. Boston, MA
818-639- 8981
Website / Tickets

Thursday, October 27th, 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Friday, October 28th, 10:00am to 10:30pm
Saturday, October 29th, 10:00am to 10:30pm
Sunday, October 30th 10:00am to 10:30pm

Indoor Event / Open Rain or Shine.
Visit The RISE’s event page for videos and a slideshow.

Admission: Click here to buy advanced tickets and access special discounts to The RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns (available while supplies last).
Children 2 and under are FREE!


JOLS Halloween NE 230x230Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular at the Roger Williams Park Zoo
Roger Williams Park Zoo
1000 Elmwood Ave. Providence, RI
Guest Services: 401 941-4998 x 316
Nightly, October 6th- November 6th, 2016

Value Nights (Mon. – Thurs.):  6pm – 11pm, with last admission at 10pm.
Tickets sold online and at Zoo admissions.

Don’t know if you will be impressed check this link to my recorded video of last year at Roger Williams park.

*NEW* Prime Nights (Fri. – Sun.): Timed ticket entry starting at 5:30pm.
Tickets for Prime Nights are sold online ONLY.

Value Nights
 (Mon. – Thurs.): $15 adults; $12 children (ages 2-12) – Sold at Zoo Admissions and Online. Enter any time between 5:30 and 10pm – the trail closes at 11pm.
Prime Nights (Fri. – Sun.): $18 adults; $15 children (ages 2-12) – Sold Online Only.

Layout 1Of Course all this week  and into Halloween (Monday night) you will find frightfully good times for both adults and the kiddies. You can find BOTH! historic AND witchy fun in Salem. You have many historical walking tours but especially the Salem Maritime National Historic Site which show cases the maritime history of Salem and her contribution to the building of a young nation.

But if you want all the scares and pumpkins that you can take then Salem is the place to be. Please click the Haunted Happenings Magazine link to see what is going on this week with schedules and prices.

Weather forecast

As of right now the rain looks to be coming in on Thursday and Sunday but the rest of the days are looking very good for Halloween fun! (Please check your weather apps for current Wx since it will change!)

Comment to win!

My comment to win has ended for 2016 with Jack Eaton winning for October. Now I will put each of the winners names for 2016 into a hat and pick one to send a gallery wrap of their choosing from my online art gallery For those who are winners from this year you can start picking out your favorites!

I will be writing occasional articles over the winter as my mind turns to images of autumn but if you have any questions I hope you’ll stop in either here on my blog or the New England fall foliage Facebook page and say HI! If you took any images from this past fall, the Facebook page is a great place to share your images as well!

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:
My most popular blog is for Leaf peepers: Jeff
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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