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dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

November 1, 2008
9:19 AM

Post #5739497

Great article Carrie. Thanks. Guilty, I'm a peeper now that I don't live in the east. If you are a peeper too, go hang in the NE forum. Wonderful fall foliage shots are being posted there.

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

November 1, 2008
1:58 PM

Post #5739969

Carrie- fun to read! good job! nice choice of pics from different regions.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 1, 2008
5:24 PM

Post #5740503

Oh, man, I didn't get all my photos in! Darn it...

Thank you, both. There are zillions of gorgeous pictures all over DG!
wandygirl
Brookfield, CT

November 11, 2008
3:21 PM

Post #5777842

There should be a term, if there isn't already, for the fender benders (and worse) caused by leaf peepers behind the wheel. Note to prospective peepers: Driving and leaf peeping do not make a good combination! Take advantage of those tour busses, it's safer and much more enjoyable. The masses of people coming from abroad are in for a real treat this year. The exchange rate is in their favor and here in the NE the colors have been exceptional. Maybe it was the plentiful rain we had this year; whatever the cause, this has been the nicest autumn I can remember in a good while.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

November 11, 2008
6:44 PM

Post #5778664

One of the online sources I whizzed through talked about the ratio of rain at night to sunny, not-windy day, blah blah, frost vs. not frost, etc., almost scientifically! I guess the trees need moisture so the leaves don't shrivel, but hard, driving rains and accompanying winds accelerate leaf drop.

You're right, though, about the fender-bending leaf-peepers! (Shades of Dr. Suess?) Peeps of leaf, your fender's bent! When you leaf-peep, don't you dent!

There are usually plenty of pull-out places provided; don't create your own, but use the ones already in the road. Thank you for your helpful reminder.

irisMA

irisMA
South Hamilton, MA

October 16, 2009
1:29 PM

Post #7175099

That rhyme sounds like the old Burma Shave signs.
bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

October 16, 2009
3:11 PM

Post #7175438

I too am a leaf peeper, here in beautiful southwest Colorado. Today I will also be Eagle peeping while leaf peeping, as the salmon are running and the eagles are circling!

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 16, 2009
6:43 PM

Post #7176193

What types of foliage change in your part of the country, bsavage? Thanks for stopping by.
bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

October 16, 2009
6:49 PM

Post #7176208

We have Aspens around here by the thousands, maples, oak brush, willows, etc. We're at 7000 feet on the road to Telluride. Here are a couple of pictures...

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bsavage
Dolores, CO
(Zone 5b)

October 16, 2009
6:52 PM

Post #7176216

Aspens...

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dahlianut
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3a)

October 16, 2009
7:08 PM

Post #7176276

Aspens are so prettiful sigh. I really like their bark.

carrielamont

carrielamont
Bedford, TX
(Zone 8a)

October 16, 2009
7:14 PM

Post #7176311

Oh, lovely! I had a pretty picture of aspens from, I think, Utah that I couldn't find space for.

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