Friday, October 19, 2012

Vermont Fall Colors

We were in Vermont for the two weeks (late September/early October)  during, what they call, the Peak Season. That's when the colors on the maple trees are at their very best. We went out every day to take photos and ended up with over 1,235 photos! Thank goodness for digital. The colors were beyond expectation. Kim had been giving me a bad time in the months (years) leading up to going there...trying to tell me how magnificent they were. I had no idea that the landscape and hillsides could look so amazingly colorful. Around every bend in the road, at every viewpoint...they were better than the previous.

On one of our last days, we drove over the same road as we did four days previous and it was so obvious to us that Peak Season was over. All the red maples had lost their leaves and only branches remained. The yellows and golds were still beautiful but, without the punchy reds, it was not as eye-popping.

Instead of captioning all the photos below, they'll just be there for you to ooooo and aaaaahhhh over. (There are a few personal photos at the very end that you will enjoy also). Someday you all should get up to northern Vermont and experience this for yourself.

This is one of the best that Kim took...a back country road lined with fall trees and leaves falling in the foreground.
This is the setting we had for two weeks as, every day, we watched the colors change around us. Note the obligatory October pumpkin?

Just a few of the falling leaves on our coach awning.

...all covered with Vermont licence plates...we have no idea where they came from.

We saw Moose Crossing signs EVERYWHERE in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine....this is as close to one we came.

Kim...holding a red maple leaf enjoying the colors of all the leaves around her (as you can tell from her smile). This was a dream come true for her.

This is how they celebrate the fall around goblins, spiders, etc....just homemade decorations. 

Well, from here we're on to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY and then a quick visit to Kim's brother in New Jersey. After that we head to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio before heading down to Kansas City to visit our boy, Philip. Hope you enjoyed the colors!

Kim and Steve

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