Welcome to your 21 Sept Fall Foliage report
I know many of you have heard me and other photographers/websites saying early fall color. Well while not wrong, I do want you to understand what the color is that we’re talking about.
There are areas of limited early color that WERE receiving cool temperatures since August and they started the process early.
As of tonight, Lisa and I just finished 595 miles. We traveled Wednesday and Thursday through Northern VT and NH. Yes, we are tired and please remember, I tell you NOT to do that for a reason. Because we don’t get to really explore like we want to.
Our basic route was something like this. On Wednesday, we started on I-93 to I-89 to I-91. Lyndon, Lyndonville, 5A to Lake Willoughby and back down 5 to Saint Johnsbury and over to Danville than Cabot and the A.M Foster Covered Bridge. Then we went back to St Johnsbury and we crossed another item off our to-do list. The St Johnsbury museum of Natural Science. We closed the day in Littleton to eat dinner and passed out.
Saturday we drove Route 135 to Lancaster but taking time to explore Broomstick rd. You’ll have to wait till a later article to see if we found witches or a field full of broomsticks… We arrived in Lancaster so I could clear another item, the Mechanic’s Covered Bridge. We then took Route 2 to Gorham NH and catching Route 16 south to Mount Washington. We then arrived in Jackson NH and we visited our favorite spot, Ravenwood.
We then drove to Conway and stopped at D’angelo Grilled Sandwiches for lunch. I don’t get to do much fast food but the pastrami and swiss was awesome. and Lisa had the Cheddar Vermonter and it also received two thumbs up. We continued to the Kanc (more on that below) then arriving in Lincoln NH, we headed home.
The results, Did we find PEAK Fall Foliage Colors
No, it’s as simple as that. This isn’t to say that there weren’t any colors, of course there were but Wednesday hit 80 and we have been warm since last week. I’m afraid that the EARLY colors hit a wall and they are not progressing until we get more cool temps.
The good news and the bad news
First the good news: Starting next week the temps in Northern New England will be dropping back down into the 60s for highs and 30s and 40s for lows.
The bad news: I also see 7-9 days of possible rain and even with the cool temps we also need bright sun to bring out the bright colors. What are we going to have by the 1st? I don’t know but I’m holding my breath.
Winner Of September Contest!
I want to congratulate JoAnn Straub who is the September comment to win winner. I’m waiting to hear back to know what prize she wants. Next month is the final drawing and then in November I will draw one winner from the 10 winners and they will get a beautiful image that they select from my website (www.Vistaphotography.com)
Highlights of our trip
Lake Willoughby Vermont
A.M. Foster covered bridge
Pollyanna Umbrellas Littleton NH
View from Broomstick Hill NH
Randolph Church on Route 2, NH
Views from the Kancamagus, New Hampshire
- My Gallery on Fine Art America
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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.