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by edmcguirk
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: And Just When You Thought Foliage Season was Over
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: And Just When You Thought Foliage Season was Over

loafer 89 and Utah Baker, thank you for stopping by to take a look, i appreciate your comments. loafer 89, I agree, we had a a very good season for oak color in eastern Massachusetts as well (until this past week's wind storm). I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but I have a large oak ...
by edmcguirk
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: And Just When You Thought Foliage Season was Over
Replies: 6
Views: 167

Re: And Just When You Thought Foliage Season was Over

Thank you ctyanky, I'm glad that you enjoyed my tamarack collection. I'd like to think that it is a good illustration that foliage does not only have to be about peak color, even stick season has it's own subtle beauty thanks to the tamarack tree.
by edmcguirk
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: And Just When You Thought Foliage Season was Over
Replies: 6
Views: 167

And Just When You Thought Foliage Season was Over

During the last week of October I took a trip to the Northeast Kingdom to photograph Vermont's lesser known "Third" foliage season. The First season is the well known Maples, Beeches and other hardwoods. The Second season is that of the Oaks and late Beeches. And no, the third season is not Stick Se...
by edmcguirk
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:59 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Sunrise at Hogback Overlook 10/4
Replies: 8
Views: 2426

Re: Sunrise at Hogback Overlook 10/4

Great stuff! I'm surprised at the color that far South in the state. Pentaxguy, the Hogback overlook on Rt. 9 is at pretty high elevation, similar to Kelly Stand Road, and the Somerset reservoir, which I visited on Thursday. While these locations are in southern Vermont, they are at high enough ele...
by edmcguirk
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Sunrise at Hogback Overlook 10/4
Replies: 8
Views: 2426

Sunrise at Hogback Overlook 10/4

It rained overnight, and was still raining lightly when I left my hotel in Brattleboro at 5:45 am this morning. But by the time I reached the Hogback overlook on Rt. 9 near Wilmington, there were a few gaps in the clouds to the east. This allowed just enough light for a pretty spectacular sunrise. F...
by edmcguirk
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Peak Color Route 2 Corridor!
Replies: 5
Views: 3270

Re: Peak Color Route 2 Corridor!

Hi Vermont Fall Foliage Fanatics! From the Onion Mountain Campground in Plainfield on route 2 up through Marshfield and Danville the colors are exploding! Marshfield is unbelievable! Mack Mountain Road is simply beautiful. Take Mack Mountain from route 2 to Peacham and take a right turn to Maple Tr...
by edmcguirk
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Southern Vermont Highlands Report
Replies: 4
Views: 2294

Re: Southern Vermont Highlands Report

Triz, I would say Newfane / Townshend are 60% to 70% turned, but it varies by elevation. Some places there are still fully green, but some section shave turned. Stratton which is not that far away, but at higher elevation is near peak right now. The foliage is definitely 7 to 10 days ahead of last y...
by edmcguirk
Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Southern Vermont Highlands Report
Replies: 4
Views: 2294

Southern Vermont Highlands Report

On 10/3/19 I drove over Rt. 9 West from Brattleboro to as far as Rt. 71 near the Searsburg reservoir. Brattleboro along the river is still mostly green of course. The Hogback overlook was 90% of peak, including the foreground trees, as well as the long view. With a frost on Friday night, I'd say Hog...
by edmcguirk
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Autumn Bliss in the NEK!
Replies: 2
Views: 1676

Re: Autumn Bliss in the NEK!

Be sure to pace yourself ctyanky, September is way too early for foliage induced exhaustion !!!

Glad to hear your trip is off to a good start. Sounds like the foliage this year is way earlier than last year, so your prediction was right on the money.
by edmcguirk
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Jobs Pond - My Favorite NEK Foliage Location
Replies: 19
Views: 3458

Re: Jobs Pond - My Favorite NEK Foliage Location

Thanks, Ed, for your kind work about the book. As you might imagine, it was a (many hours) "labor of love." Best regards, You are welcome Andy. Your book has been a valuable resource for me, and I have recommended it to a number of people. To me it is very much in the spirit of the old Kaplan book ...
by edmcguirk
Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Jobs Pond - My Favorite NEK Foliage Location
Replies: 19
Views: 3458

Re: Jobs Pond - My Favorite NEK Foliage Location

That was a fun morning, Ed! https://www.instagram.com/p/BqqZLO9lo4J Looking forward to heading down in a few weeks. :D (to VT, that is... where exactly, still TBD) standupphotog, you must be the fellow from the Ottawa area if my memory is correct. Yes, that was a pretty special morning, and it's ni...
by edmcguirk
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Jobs Pond - My Favorite NEK Foliage Location
Replies: 19
Views: 3458

Re: Jobs Pond - My Favorite NEK Foliage Location

Tim : amazing shots! It was nice to see you there. I still have your magazine with your other winning images! It's nice to have a kayak to get views from the inside. Going on the Clyde River in a couple of weeks! Tim and Ed : I am torn between Long Pond and Jobs Pond. Both were at the top of my lis...
by edmcguirk
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Jobs Pond - My Favorite NEK Foliage Location
Replies: 19
Views: 3458

Re: Jobs Pond - My Favorite NEK Foliage Location

Tim, those are great shots of Jobs Pond, makes me wish I could rent a canoe up there, you have some unique perspectives from the water. And I agree with MMVT, we are lucky to have some Vermont locals willing to share their knowledge and advice with us Flatlanders. I was born in Vermont, but have liv...
by edmcguirk
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Where Are The 30's Temperatures??
Replies: 10
Views: 1502

Re: Where Are The 30's Temperatures??

global warming is still with us, the cool temps in early September were just a tease. The Boston channel 4 TV weatherman, Eric Fisher, who also does weather for some CBS national stuff, did a New England foliage forecast last night on the news. It called for a warming trend in late September, and Er...
by edmcguirk
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:07 am
Forum: Foliage Forum
Topic: Jobs Pond - My Favorite NEK Foliage Location
Replies: 19
Views: 3458

Jobs Pond - My Favorite NEK Foliage Location

Jobs Pond is my favorite foliage location in the Northeast Kingdom. It is technically in the town of Westmore, but is located closer to Newark. You can reach it from either Rt. 114 and turning south onto Newark Road, or by heading north on Abbott Hill Road from W. Burke / Newark. The best access to ...