Are you staying home because you don’t see any color?
Well, I got to take a short drive today and while I won’t say its peak, like whole hill sides, But! there are very colorful trees out there!
I found some striped maples that were blood-red crimson and AND! fully leafed! albeit, they were in front of Burger King (that is what a very shallow Depth of Field is for..).
I’m heading tomorrow to Greenlawn cemetery to look it over. I’m feeling I’m a bit late but it started out an early year for fall color and then it slowed down with warmer temps and now we’ve had nights in the 30′s and bright sunny days so I think I might find some nice colors still.
My friend Butch Lombardi down in Rhode Island has been finding really nice color the past week or two and as the temps cool off I think the color will come to a quick boil. If the cold front due in Halloween night only brings a light rain and no winds we should have a great weekend around the coastal areas of New England.
You may not find whole streets filled with color but I’m betting you’ll be able to find some good compositions if you look hard. Please share on my Facebook page like the person did below.
This weekend’s suggestions
Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain
Visit a Brewery - The two major breweries in the Boston area are Samuel Adams and Harpoon. Both have free tours and tastings: Sam Adams always has free tastings; visit Harpoon during the week after 4 p.m. for a free tasting that includes great info and a 20-minute time period of free access to many taps and a complimentary (not to mention sweet, soft, warm, and fresh) pretzel!
Go on a Witch (or Ghost) Hunt – Salem has the most different tours on record but if you are near Burlington VT try Queen City Ghost walk or down in Boston try the Ghost and Gravestones tours. Basically most towns in the northeast have a scary tale or two to tell and this week is the week to try them out… Let me know if you have a favorite?
Dining ideas in New England from Visit New England
— Visiting New England (@NewEnglandInfo) October 29, 2013
Next week (or the week after) the fall foliage recap!
I will check my notes and look over my pictures and maybe post some of my Facebook fans images (with their permission only) and we can discuss the good or bad foliage we found this year.
And what we would do differently next year? In other words, did you and I learn anything?
Jeff “Foliage” Folger
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