If you want to visit Vermont to see the fall colours, you will almost never "go wrong" if you vist sometime between the 7th of October and the 17th, (with the 11th normally being the "central" date).
This year has been a little different. Many trees all over the Norhtheast and Mid-Alantic states still have lots of green on them, while many others have begun to change or, are indeed "fully peaked."
In my opinion, the VERY hot temperatures we had in the middle of the summer severely affected the trees. Depending on the individual tree (and "tons" of other variables, like how much water it received; if it was exposed to wind or if it was in a protected spot; the variety of tree that it is), the c colour cycle and longevity can vary significantly.
The fall colours of New England and, truly, all of the Canadian and US East always draw lots of attention, and rightfully so. But, after having lived in almost every region of the US, Barbara and I can both attest that fall colours - GORGEOUS fall colours - can be found in just about any location in North America....It's just a matter of being observant and having the desire to explore.
** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"
- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)
- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"; Earth Wind and Fire