Description A long driveway winds past a couple of old, wooden barns as autumn settles in along a country road in Vermont.From vermontvacation.com:The brisk snap of autumn-scented morning air, the crunch of fallen leaves on the ground under your boots and the sweet tartness of apple cider complement the vibrant array of crimson, blaze orange, and striking yellow leaves on maple trees surrounding you: This is fall in Vermont.Forests cover 70% of Vermont, giving it the highest concentration of maple trees in the country and making a Vermont autumn a true spectacle. Between mid-September and mid-October are the most colorful times to visit Vermont, with foliage starting to change colors as early as the start of September in northern areas and higher elevations. From there, over the next two or three weeks, color moves into downtowns and valleys and from north to south, with color hanging on the trees as late as the end of October in some areas. To experience Vermonts fall foliage at its peak, travelers should plan on visiting towards the end of September and the beginning of October and building in plenty of time to travel around the state to take in the foliage as it shifts. Peak foliage can vary depending on weather conditions.
Don Schwartz, Portland, Oregon Member Since September 2012 Artist Statement Photography is for me a dance with nature. It is the immersion in a landscape; the sharing of a habitat with nature’s creatures. It is the sense of being lost in the moment, where the passing of time goes unnoticed. It is the serendipity of capturing a moment in time that becomes a timeless moment. The quiet places, the places of simple beauty, draw me in – from the delicate splendor of dew dancing on an iris petal to the magnificent breadth of a gray whale slicing through the water. With my camera, I am a blessed witness in a field of splendor.
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