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Liquidambar2
Mount Vernon, KY

October 16, 2009
8:52 PM

Post #7176648

Tree frogs peeping in the cool nights of spring - Leaf peepers - never thought it was tourist looking at the change of colors.
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

October 16, 2009
10:41 PM

Post #7176977

ROFL, that's the first thing that came to my mind, too!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2009
2:22 PM

Post #7179075

That's the first thing I always think of too, which is why I erote the article! It always struck me as such a funny term for looking at trees!!!!
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2009
6:14 PM

Post #7179647

Thanks, Carrie, it's a fun article!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2009
6:44 PM

Post #7179748

It was really interesting to write - I thought only here in New England did we peep at leaves. Not true at all!
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

October 17, 2009
8:31 PM

Post #7179996

When I was in army basic training in Colombia, South Carolina (Ft. Jackson), it was this time of year. We were on a hike and stopped to rest, and there before us was the most gorgeous fall display I've ever seen! That and a meteor shower one night, made all that hard work worthwhile.
Petalpants
Corpus Christi, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 17, 2009
9:14 PM

Post #7180113

Carrie--- Great article! And no, I've never heard of Leaf Peepers before... so glad it isn't a bad, leaf-eating bug that I have to worry about!
Phicks & Vossner--- You shouldn't have put the Jeepers Creepers' words on here; now I will Never get that song outta my head! =)

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 18, 2009
12:31 AM

Post #7180692

Well, leaf peepers are ubiquitous around here this time of year, imported ones and home grown ones. It's refreshing that you've never heard the term!

KyWoods, what a terrific story and memory.
Liquidambar2
Mount Vernon, KY

October 18, 2009
1:45 AM

Post #7180909

Nope! Me neither!
Only heard people say looking at the leaves, and at the worse their just gawkers!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 18, 2009
9:03 PM

Post #7183169

I read an article in the NY Times today about "pedal peepers" -- folks who bike around looking at leaves. Even I've never heard that one before.
KyWoods
Melbourne, KY
(Zone 6a)

October 18, 2009
11:56 PM

Post #7183868

LOL, what fun!
Liquidambar2
Mount Vernon, KY

October 19, 2009
2:42 AM

Post #7184524

pedal (flower petals) peepers (emerging from the ground in spring)

Notice the word peeping to me means SPRING. Peepers are those little marshmellow yellow and pink chicks, or baby chicks that hatch out in the spring, or crocus peeping out of the ground in the spring, or once again tree frogs mating calls.

And this is really a COMMON everyday understanding in New England for look'n at fall leaves?


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binibusybee
Osgoode, ON
(Zone 5b)

October 19, 2009
12:46 PM

Post #7185506

I loved your humorous article! And no, I haven't encountered the term leaf peeper before either. I don't know if Canadians have a term of their own - i don't qualify to call myself a Canadian as yet, after just 4 years of living here. Apparently we get busloads of leaf-peepers here too - especially across the Ottawa river on the Quebec side. There are reputedly a few favourite spots where the buses are queued up give the passengers a chance to "look at the colors", which is a more common term here.
But we don't have the 'Peak- statistics' added to our weather forecast yet! Thats' a funny notion indeed!
We set off to 'look at the colours' last weekend - with two somewhat bored teenagers on the backseat. Five minutes away from home we drove past a particularly colourful patch of trees and my younger son piped up: "Look, Colours! We can go home now!" They probably were the best show of that day !
Sabine

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Quilter5bdsr
(Barb) Hillsboro, NH
(Zone 5a)

October 19, 2009
2:41 PM

Post #7185887

Wait until you hear about the "two-plankers"!!!! That's my hubby's term for skiers!!!!!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 19, 2009
4:14 PM

Post #7186278

Yes, this is a common, everyday usage in New England meaning to look at autumn foliage. Strange, isn't it?
Petalpants
Corpus Christi, TX
(Zone 9a)

October 19, 2009
5:50 PM

Post #7186625

Pedal-Peepers and Two-Plankers--- two terms I've never heard before; those are both funny names I will have in my mind all day...Ha! =)

carrielamont

carrielamont
Milton, MA
(Zone 6a)

October 19, 2009
7:32 PM

Post #7187012

Funny names in your mind are a good thing, right? ^_^

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