Today in Sutton VT

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Today in Sutton VT

Post: # 17950Post abby
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:32 pm

I just got off the phone with a fellow VT photographer. He took a ride up to the NEK today and he said the colors in Sutton were "FANTASTIC" "Colors are EXCELLENT.......very good and very vibrant" Very good colors also emerging in Wheelock and Sheffield. He said the colors on Stannard MTN Road in Sheffield are coming along nicely. He took this road during the amazing 2012 foliage season (in the NEK) and said although it's not peak yet, that this year the colors look like they are going to be just s good in that are as they were in 2012.
But he stressed that right now Sutton is where it's at!!!!!! (This is an excellent reliable source who has been published in numerous magazines including a cover shot in VT Life Magazine so he knows his stuff.) :wink:

Carol


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Post: # 17952Post ctyanky
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:46 pm

hmmmmm and who might this be? :wink:

Carol: I hope you get to go on Stannard Mountain Road and let me know if it rivals that of 2012! Because that year, the road was on fire and we had our meetup with Tim, Phil, bm and a few others and we were speechless! I think I had tears in my eyes from that experience! :shock: Never saw anything like it! (Well, except for Lewis Pond of course!)

Thanks for posting this! I hope you get some sleep tonight! You seem a bit crazed girlfriend! :mrgreen:

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Post: # 17953Post abby
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:52 pm

I kinda am crazed. I have to get myself together and get my thoughts together and decide my routes. The possibilities are endless........
Deep breaths....... :mrgreen:
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Post: # 17957Post From_the_NEK
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:19 pm

The color has exploded over the last couple of days. Even during the day today it filled in a lot. There was a huge difference here at my house in Lyndonville between this morning and this evening. Some areas here in the NEK may be hitting peak as early as tomorrow or Wednesday. Luckily, there is no weather that is forecast to cause significant leaf drop between now and next weekend. In fact the warming weather may actually work in our favor to extend the peak. The only thing I'm worried about is the leaves drying up in the warm sun.
Why oh why do I have to work during the day :roll: !

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Post: # 17958Post jcmaxwell37
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:49 pm

ahh I hope it still last till 1st week of Oct :(
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Post: # 17959Post snowboarder
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:53 pm

Thank you for your updates From_NEK!!! Thank you!!!

BTW, I just moved up my trip, will be flying on Thursday and driving up so we can start
photography Friday afternoon in NEK :D

Keep us posted, where to go!

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Post: # 17965Post abby
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:09 am

Thank you so much for the update NEK. It's amazing how quickly the colors can turn.
Snowboarder, glad you had the opportunity o change up your dates. I will be arriving Friday as well up to my home in Barton in the NEK and will be posting my findings and observations so stay tuned.
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Post: # 17973Post From_the_NEK
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:38 am

I went over to the other side of the hill this morning (the Sutton side) hoping to catch the rays of the sunrise lighting up the ridges. However, it was too overcast for that :( .
My pictures turned out really grainy due to the low light. Next time I'll have to figure out the manual setting to capture quality pictures.
I did manage to capture a couple decent shots:
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After getting the kids off to school I took a detour on the way to work and picked up a few more decent shots in Lyndon and St Johnsbury area.

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Post: # 17976Post ctyanky
Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:36 am

oh boy NEK. I'm truly in pain being inside working with this amazing fall weather not to mention the fact that I'm not up there in paradise. Sigh. :cry:

keep the photos coming! I just can't believe this stretch of weather! California dreamin'....

whomever is up there this week and weekend you are getting the best of the best! :D

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Post: # 18004Post abby
Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:26 am

Thank you NEK. Your pictures speak 100 words. It's funny how the reds have turned so early this year. I hope they hang on long enough to let all the other colored leave catch up!
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Post: # 18006Post wxman1976
Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:14 am

Thanks for the pictures! I've been drooling waiting for someone to post some :D Mainly clear weather looks to be the case with pleasantly warm days and cool nights through about Oct 3rd. There may be some cooler weather at that point but no signs of really adverse weather at all in the next 14 days. generally dry and mild!
As my friend Joe Bastardi says…Enjoy the weather, it's the only weather you've got!!

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Post: # 18009Post Utah Baker
Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:28 am

A huge THANK YOU! NEK I can only echo CT's pain by about a trillion times, not being able to there this year, your pictures are like manna from heaven! Thanks to all for the wonderful reports and pictures, keep em comin, can't wait to SEE what you all come up with, can't wait to read and see your reports each morning. Happy trails and Autumn Bliss to all!

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Post: # 18185Post Andy
Sun Sep 28, 2014 8:51 am

Those colors look good! I actually prefer these early shots with some green left in them. I think the green sets off the colors and contrasts with them.

Looks like a picked a bad year not to do a photo trip. The Michigan U.P. is looking pretty spectacular this year, too.
Andy

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