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It's fall! Here's a great guide for the leaf peepers  RSS feed

 
Craig Dobbson
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How's this for a digital guide for all you leaf enthusiasts?



How many can you ID in your location?
 
Karen Donnachaidh
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Leaf it to you to find something so beautiful! Thanks!

A fall leaf story I read recently, I hope you won't mind if I share it here.
 
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It has been the most dismal leaf peeping season I have ever seen. They say it has a lot to do with the drought, and lack of cool weather at night to really make theleaves pop. Half the trees have lost their leaves already from the several cold fronts we had move through like the Ash trees, they are now bare.

Last year it was the best I ever saw it, so I guess we are due.

I like the weather though, October 5th 2017 and still have yet start to a first fire of the season.
 
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Beautiful guide, thanks for sharing.

Unfortunately, I don't think any of my trees are on the guide, unless it might be the Shingle Oak.  A local realtor described the oaks as Spanish Oaks but I have not found any with that leaf.
 
Craig Dobbson
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Karen:  I wish I had found it, but I did pass it along from a fellow permie who emailed me about it.


Travis:  Yeah, I think the lack of water has really made for a drab peeper season.  I've noticed fewer tourist helicopter rides flying around the valleys due to the weakness of the color.  Still... better than most of the world. 

 
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Yeah I know. I was down south and the leaves just turn yellow and fall off.

We went up to Mayfield this weekend and saw some decent color. The windmills were cool as well, and while it surprised us, there was no gates so we drove among them for miles. We were definitely not alone in that venture with cars everywhere.

I can see a few of them over in Freedom from the house, but I have never been right underneath them. It was neat.
 
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Seeing some nice color here in the Lower Adirondack region

 
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