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[Sep. 6th, 2004|05:32 pm]
Peter Sheil
Here's a question for my North American readers. When is the best time to visit the north-east USA to take pictures of trees in the fall? I'm looking at the option of coming over towards the end of October / begining November, probably flying in to Boston and spending a week there. Oh and I guess I should also ask who'd like me to visit them? No definite plans as yet, just looking at options, but it could be fun.

Let me know what you think of my idea.


[User Picture]From: tamnonlinear
2004-09-06 10:00 am (UTC)
It depends on the area. Generally the further north, the earlier fall arrives. Go too far south and there isn't a real fall. For good fall color you want temperature where the day is still warm but the night gets chilly (the brightest colors usually follow right after a cold snap), and better in areas that have had good rainfall, as dry spells often result in leaves just falling off without much color display.

Here are some links to when different areas peak US Region autumn colour displays

If you do decide to swing by the NE to MidAtlantic region, I'd love to have you visit. In my area there's sugarloaf mountain, Great Falls, and, if you want to go a little further North, there's Longwood Gardens, which I think is one of the nicest places on Earth, but I grew up there so I'm biased.

Fall colours are amazing when they're at their best. My folks came here in October '76, taking a long flight from Australia (the short flights are much less popular, as they tend to end in the ocean), and then a long drive in the night to the house in rural PA. We awoke the next morning to find ourselves deep in the wood in one of the best falls ever, a sight we'd never seen before. It's just amazing.

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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-09-06 01:03 pm (UTC)
the short flights are much less popular, as they tend to end in the ocean
LOL :)

Thanks for the links, I'll browse them later.

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[User Picture]From: peaceful_fox
2004-09-06 06:01 pm (UTC)
And if you visit tamnonlinear near DC, you can stay with me as I live about 12 miles from her!! The mountains here have gorgeous autumn colors. I've also been to New England in the autumn several times and it is beautiful.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2004-09-07 12:38 am (UTC)
Why thank you :) I'd forgotten you were a New Englander :)
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