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The last remnants of autumn are upon us!

The afternoon light was perfect on the “common”. Halloween had just finished and the colors are either, just arriving or just leaving. Maples and oaks are the predominant types of trees on Salem common.

Autumn on Salem common by Jeff Folger.

Autumn on Salem common at the bandstand

Salem common pathways in autumn

Salem common pathways

This allows for rich late color on the maples and a blending of the arriving color on the oaks. Never as showy as the maples but as deep and rich in their own right with dark golds and subtle orange that can turn a reddish rust color. The different hues all come together in a beautiful mélange of colors.

talking on the bench on Salem common

talking on the bench on Salem common

On warm autumn afternoons, people come to the Salem common to enjoy the sun and stretch their legs by biking or walking the paths the crisscross the common.  They know all too soon the sun will be a pale excuse of what it is today and the warmth of it will only be a memory.

So as we leave the common behind us the warmth of the afternoon stays with us like a warm blanket, shielding us from the cold winds that are sure to follow our footsteps off the common.

I look back along one of the foot paths and two men sit in the shade (maybe) talking baseball and who might win the world series. This year the Cubs are in the seventh game and one step from breaking their 108 year streak.

We all know that they now have broken that losing streak and they have won the world series. But when I took these images, the men on the bench could only talk about it and remember back a few years ago when our Red Sox in 2004 broke our own “curse  of the Bambino”. Lucky for us we only had to wait 86 years. 🙂

Early Black Friday sale

I’ll be announcing the name of the grand prize winner after this coming weekend but until then I’m running a Pre-Black Friday gift giving sale on my fine art gallery, Download this discount-code coupon and go to my site and use the code on the PDF to get 25% off any purchase in my gallery. BUT! it only lasts Saturday morning through Sunday night (5-6 November).

Take advantage quickly because as quickly as Thanksgiving and Black Friday are approaching, Christmas is not much further away either.

For those who asked for the details on the sugar hill explorations, I haven’t forgotten, I’m thinking about it and I will get it out to you soon! 🙂

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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