Because of our proximity to Lake Champlain, which moderates temperatures in autumn, foliage arrives later.
Imagine the Champlain Valley as a basin that absorbs color.
Maybe our region retains foliage the longest. There are red sumac, golden lindens, yellow leafed cherry trees.
I love it when the late sun is just right, spreading a puddle of sunshine on the trees and field.
this shag bark hickory before.
silly contest, which almost seems like a shame when scenes make for better examples of foliage. We take pride in our Autumn, so much so, that Vermonters can be overheard saying "reds are good this year" or "too muted, not enough red". The "season" revolves around how much crimson is on a hillside, which in turn determines whether it's a good or bad year.
A unique slant on fall color with all shades represented: ivy! I discovered this on a brick building in downtown Burlington.
A luscious maple in front of Waterman building, University of Vermont.