Vermont in Autumn – The Year of Brilliant Color (series 1)

October 28, 2016


For more than a year much of New England has been suffering a prolonged drought. My photography friends and I anticipated the fall colors that turn Vermont’s scenic green mountain landscape into a Wolf Kahn painting would be muted this year as a result. Not so! In fact, this year’s foliage has been one of the best in the 30 years I have made southern Vermont my home. The brilliant colors, combined with the dynamic weather conditions, have provided a smorgasbord of photographic opportunity.

This is the first in a series of posts highlighting the short October foliage season that draws thousands of visitors from urban areas to our beautiful state.

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Thank you for visiting; enjoy your days!


My foliage photography season always starts north of where I live in Dummerston. This photograph was taken in early October on the road leading to the Ball Mountain Dam on the West River, a tributary of the Connecticut River (New England’s longest at 410 miles), which runs the length of the border between the states of Vermont and New Hampshire.

Location: Jamaica


Emerging Color on Ball Mountain Brook

Location: Jamaica


Tree Tops and Birds on a Rainy Day

Location: Dummerston


Going Home to Roost: The Waning Day

Location: Brattleboro

Come back and visit soon for a second set of images in this fall foliage series.



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