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Started by AdrianNTierney on Sep 23, 2011 6:23:06 PM
Leaf Peeping

Well it's nearly here. The time of year when the leaves begin to turn and show their underlying colors. Since we have a decent representation of northern areas hereabouts, with virgil in the Catskills, GDan in New Hampshire, and so forth, how about keeping us tuned in to the state of your local leaves here?

elghunden - 23 Sep 2011 18:25:54 (#1 of 14118)

Photos are good too!

When I was visiting relatives in New York a few years ago I headed upstate at the start of October to see the leaves. Much to my disappointment, they were still green. One of these day I'll get there to see the autumn colours.

AdrianNTierney - 23 Sep 2011 18:28:20 (#2 of 14118)

Since the Northeast has had a surfeit of rain in the past two months, the time of the color turn will most probably de delayed a bit this year.

Unless we get a sudden cold spell in early October.

Which is why getting day-to-day hints of the change process is so helpfil to the leaf peepers.

elghunden - 23 Sep 2011 18:30:16 (#3 of 14118)

Do you go up for the weekend to just look at the leaves, or are there autumn markets and festivals at this time of year? Or other activities?

AdrianNTierney - 23 Sep 2011 18:33:49 (#4 of 14118)

In Vermont, there's a great deal of weeping and moaning currently. Hurricane Irene did a lot of damage to the state. And since some 25% or more of business in Vermont derives from leaf peeping tourists, you might see why that weeping's so string this year.

So, yes, there are lots of markets, festivals, and such this time of year.

Check out the Vermont Tourist Bureau website.

elghunden - 23 Sep 2011 18:42:16 (#5 of 14118)

Good website. I like the Foliage Forecaster.

AmericanWoman - 23 Sep 2011 18:43:36 (#6 of 14118)

Best Family guy episode ever.

yowsa1 - 24 Sep 2011 01:23:59 (#7 of 14118)

... how about keeping us tuned in to the state of your local leaves here?

In Virginia we're all green. Even the Virginia creepers ...

If Global Cooling hits again like it did the last two years, they will be red and then dead very soon. Better dead than red.

MrNatural - 24 Sep 2011 02:21:41 (#8 of 14118)

2011's has been the 2nd hottest summer on record, Yowsa.

Gotta get your head outta those coolers of AB InBev-Lite that litter your living room.

Jenny28 - 24 Sep 2011 02:25:24 (#9 of 14118)

Some leaves starting to turn a little golden here, but mostly still green. A few stressed trees have some red leaves. It's a little later than usual this year I think.

10smith - 24 Sep 2011 02:30:24 (#10 of 14118)

Tah Dah!

Tune in every week on Thursday.

Color is behind this year.

10smith - 24 Sep 2011 02:32:11 (#11 of 14118)

I'll even boost New Hampster.

10smith - 24 Sep 2011 02:35:11 (#12 of 14118)

et Nouveau Brunswick

AdrianNTierney - 24 Sep 2011 02:42:17 (#13 of 14118)

Thanks all for those reports.

10smith - 24 Sep 2011 02:50:41 (#14 of 14118)

Aye Aye

AmericanWoman - 24 Sep 2011 13:26:15 (#15 of 14118)

Some of our trees are turning already, a month early. Drought stress.

Antimatter - 24 Sep 2011 14:05:42 (#16 of 14118)

Just starting to turn here in P.E.I. Summer was late, but September has so far been glorious.

BurnThatBridge - 24 Sep 2011 14:33:13 (#17 of 14118)

My leaves are green. So are my needles.

10smith - 24 Sep 2011 16:35:26 (#18 of 14118)

My leaves are green.

You'll be turning that page soon.

Jenny28 - 25 Sep 2011 01:13:37 (#19 of 14118)

Actually, a few of the leaves on the burning bush outside my office window have turned bright scarlet.

AdrianNTierney - 25 Sep 2011 02:16:48 (#20 of 14118)

That's why ir's called a "burning bush".

They ALWAYS turn scarlet just before the leaves turn.

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