Still Learning To See

Fall colors

This has been one of the finest shows of Fall colors I can remember in the 36 years we’ve lived in Vermont. I’ve enjoyed a number of back road walks and mountain hikes in the past two weeks—this in East Montpelier:


Everywhere I look the colors have been glorious. One this particular walk, Rob and Michael and I found ourselves looking up at the sun coming through the leaves and the sky behind, “bluer than I can believe…”

On another hike, up Camel’s Hump, on the most perfect day of the Fall, I enjoyed seeing the leaves of Hobblebush (Viburnum lantanoides), with variations in color beyond imagining.  I also love these leaves because you have to get out in the woods to see them—leaf peeping from the car will not suffice!

As I post this, a cold front has just roared through with high winds and rain and many, many blowing leaves. I suspect tomorrow will show us a “post-peak” world—one I actually find to be even more beautiful in many ways than the spectacle of the past several weeks. Or perhaps I’m just wanting to hang on to a bit more of Fall before moving on to ice and snow?


This entry was published on October 7, 2013 at 5:23 pm. It’s filed under Abstract, Camel's Hump, Clouds, Fall colors, Leaves, Photograph, Trees, Vermont and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

3 thoughts on “Fall colors

  1. Ah, each season has its own beauty–and you certainly have captured autumn. Now the skeletons of the trees will have their turn!

  2. I completely agree about this fall. It has been feeling like a feast for the eyes. Thanks for capturing it so beautifully!

  3. Deborah Leu on said:

    glorious indeed. every season has its beauty, but fall has always been my favorite. lovely images, john!

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