Thursday, October 06, 2005

Peak Foliage

It's that time of the year again. The time when the trees turn warm colors and RVs with monogramed mudflaps choke our byways. For those of you that won't be visiting VT to see the leaves on our trees die, I decided to take some pictures around town for your enjoyment.

I don't know if it is technically "peak foliage" or not right now but there is a lot of color at the moment and the weather is about to turn nasty over the next few days. So, a lot of leaves are going to come down which probably makes today just about as good of a foliage day as there will be this year. However, the colors seem to be rather muted this year so overall, it isn't the best year for this stuff.

This is the view of Wrightsville Resevoir from Horn of the Moon Road just north of Montpelier.

These photos are from up on North Street. This one is looking north up Route 12.

This one is from the same spot but looking south back at downtown Montpelier.

This shot is from Cliff Street looking down on Montpelier. There were two other shutterbugs there snapping photos at the same time I was there today. So, it must be a good photo spot. However, they had much nicer equipment and hence better photos.

I was really stinky since I took these picures on the way home from lunchtime pick-up basketball. So, those other two folks were giving me the "What the hell is that smell?" look.

And finally, the obligatory shot of the statehouse building. Tourists ride for hours on tour buses to take this very same photo. Now, through the miracle of science, you can right-click save-as and avoid the whole ugly journey sitting next to a bunch of blue hairs from parts unknown. By the way, the building isn't usually dressed up in all of that bunting. The bunting is only there as part of the Bi-Centennial Celebration this weekend.


Nico said...

Fantastic. I'd love to see trees change colors, but alas, I live in Florida. I'm hoping to see some on my trip into Georgia next week....

Jim said...

Gorgeous. Reminds me a lot of the southern Indiana landscapes.

Morgan W. Brown said...

Excellent photo's and post! Well done.