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We're seeing the same down here in CT (northern), lots of trees dulling, it is very noticeable. And in the high elevations some random turning of leaves. I keep pointing it out to my friends, and they are like, "what?" I guess only a foliage fanatic keeps their eyes peeled upward!
Thanks for posting! Fall is on its way! See you next month!!!!!!!
As for your second question, timing. That ties in directly to my first response. I always propose that the last week of September through Columbus Day Weekend is the best period for travel in Northern and Central Vermont for finding great foliage. I know nothing of New Hampshire timing. Perhaps someone who travels there can chime in.............
I know these may not be the answers you are looking for right now and especially since you are traveling such a long distance from Texas (your other continent ). I know you have your lodging secured from your last post. That's great!
I also hope my timing is good but it is a gamble every year. Wind, rain, drought, early frost, cool nights and warm, sunshiny days, etc. are all in Mother Nature's hands. Last year was spectacular, let's hope for a repeat!
Does anyone else have any thoughts on the subject?
As an aside note, I've come when it was so cold, I didn't pack enough winter clothes. One time, Phil and I went to the top of Jay (I think that was the mountain) on the tram and I had on a scarf, gloves and winter jacket. One season it was so hot, I was in a shirt and shorts for part of the trip, one season it rained most of the time, another was a top 10 pure autumn bliss almost every day. One year I was too late, one year I was too early. This all occurred in the same time frame I go every year, end of September for about 10 or 11 days.............I remember one time we stayed at a farm and when we went in the car trunk to get out some food, it was all frozen!
I guess we just have to take what comes and enjoy just being in Vermont!
I must say I do feel for folks coming from away who spend a lot of money planning their trips well in advance and have some legitimate concerns about when and where the color will be. Some of us are close enough to return every year or make it a yearly trek, but this may be a solo trip of a lifetime that has been in the works for years for others. I do understand their concerns but really, as mmvt said, it will come when it's ready. (Just like giving birth in a way! ) Strange comparison but true!