The weekend foliage report for October 15-16th
It’s been a wonderful week except that I had to be at work all week! Then on the day I go out, I end up with the one rainy day of the week! You would think I would plan it better but sometimes you just have to take what Mother Nature gives you.
Making lemonade from lemons (read that as rain)
I had a sunny day all the way up till I hit the Springfield rest area on I-89. From there on it became overcast and once I was in Woodstock it was misting with periods of rain. I continued to shoot around Woodstock and I got a new view (for me) of the Woodstock covered bridge. (I’ll cover how to find this spot in a future article)
I continued up to the Marsh-Billings farm museum and then hiked up (in the rain) to the Pogue Pond. and at every turn, I was presented with possibilities. *Note to self, remember the wet weather gear, even when the reports say sunny until evening...
I got back down to the farm after my 3-mile jaunt where I could see the sky was clearing, so I shot different scenes waiting to see what happened. Yes, the shot on top has a bit of a rainbow in it.
After the rain then comes the miracle
After making the decision to either leave or stay here and camp out to see what the sky would do (I left). I headed up Cloudland road to the Sleepy Hollow farm. You may remember that I hit this last Friday but I like to keep hitting the same places because every day is a new palette of sunlight, colors, and clouds.
In between these shots I was leaving the farm behind (or so I thought) to photograph this tunnel of fall color and that was when I went back to the Farm to photograph the last set of images.
From here I headed back to Woodstock and had dinner with John Vose over in the Common Man restaurant in Quechee. Blue cheese burger is awesome!
Other Vermont reports
Brian Drourr says the drive from Burlington down Speer Street to Ferrisburgh is AMAZING as is the drive over in New York along I-87 in the Adirondacks. But no pictures…
Scott Snyder Photography says that South East VT is looking very nice around Brattleboro also… But I would have loved a location!
The Vermont.com website says these are the best bets:
Best Bets (North to South):
– Northeast Kingdom Byway from St. Johnsbury to Newport and Jay.
– Route 242 from Montgomery to Jay.
– Lake Champlain Islands: Route 2 & local roads.
– Route 302 through Orange, Groton & Ryegate.
– Route 100 through south-central Vermont.
– Route 11 through Chester, Andover, and Londonderry.
– Route 9 from Brattleboro to Bennington.
Eric Gendron reports the Seacoast Report – Colors in Portsmouth/Dover/Newmarket starting to pop! Mostly some select yellows have turned and started dropping already. route 25 from lee to Epping nearing peak with nice reds and yellows. route101 West towards Manchester moving a little slower.
Michelle JenneView Profile sent this shot in from a little while ago (today)
If anyone wants to take a little jaunt up to Northern Maine then CJ Photography says they have color still. Sharing a few shots of beautiful Boyden Lake in Perry/Robbinston!!!…..PIC 1: Ridge Road in Robbinston PIC 2: Taken on Station Road in Robbinston, part of the Pennamaquan River, PIC 3: St. Croix Island Int’l Historical Site, Calais, PIC 4: Same as pic 2, PIC 5: Taken near the Reversing Falls in Pembroke, PIC 6 & 7: same info as pic 2 PIC 8: Trees on Ridge Road in Robbinston….Hope this helps!! My neighborhood!!!!
Overall Round up
Well, I’m having to look on my link to the Mass tourism folks website for images as I haven’t had time to drive around my own state… (too much time in Vermont) but click their link above and you can look at the images by the day they were submitted. Sturbridge had a very nice image.
I then turned to my webcams and Bowdoin college in Maine looked especially nice along with the Middlebury college campus webcam.
All in all we’re getting to that point where the colors are slowing down but pretty much no matter where you head off to, you will find a very good afternoons drive ahead of you.
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