11.03.2021 How Green (and yellow, orange, and red) was my Valley

North Quabbin at Sunrise looking toward New Hampshire and Pack Monadnock Mountain.

Our foliage is winding down, but this view up the valley from New Salem Lookout is always a bit later than most of our area for color.ย  I was hoping to arrive at peak and couldn’t ask for better.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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24 Responses to 11.03.2021 How Green (and yellow, orange, and red) was my Valley

  1. Very nice image Steve! Liked the Fall colors!

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  2. Wonderful fall image, Steve, and a good post title!

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  3. Do people know why this area’s fall foliage peaks a little later than other nearby areas?

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    • This people doesn’t and I haven’t heard any concrete explanation. Most likely the low valleys get more moisture due to runoff and stay a bit warmer but that’s just a guess on my part.

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      • Ann Mackay says:

        I notice quite a bit of variation in areas around me – I think that it’s that some places are cold earlier than others. But our trees mostly have just a bit of yellow in their leaves – nothing like your magnificent colours. (Or even the very golden yellows I remember form Scotland.)

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      • These valleys have always been a little later to reach peak. There must be a reason for that but I don’t know for sure.

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  4. shoreacres says:

    This image — particularly the sky and the far hills — has the look of a vintage linen postcard.

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  5. Very nice ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  6. Peter Klopp says:

    Wow! What a colourful fall picture!

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  7. Eliza Waters says:

    Lovely lookout, Steve. I’ve been enjoying peak oak and beech this week, a splendid year for them, I think.

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    • It’s a great location throughout the year although getting out of there in the winter can be a challenge. Some folks get stranded and need a wrecker to get out. Oak and beech it is now with maples pretty much done.

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  8. Such a gorgeous image..

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  9. Beautiful and evoking. Autumn is so pretty and so fast.

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