Say the word “Peak” in Vermont and tourists hurry to snap their pictures, eager to capture that moment of splendor when the leaves are at their zenith, their pinnacle of color. Vermonters know one good wind and a bit of rain will bring all that color raining to the ground.
Jaded? Nah, we’d choose the word “realistic.” We know what the trees know… winter is not far off.
Here are the brief colors of the woods this past week. I hope you enjoy these photos taken with my simple camera. That is to say, my cell phone.
And, see? Here are the woods around my home now. Bare limbs and dull colors. Ah, time to start the fire in the wood stove and curl up with a good book…
Being not a bit shy, I’d like to invite you to my other blog: http://letterstorosa.wordpress.com. There you’ll find stories about my rural family written in the form of letters to my Great-gram, Rosa Blair.