Like all of the seasons in New England, Fall is a time for change. When the seasons change so do our behaviors and our senses perk up. These transitions can be a time to reflect on the previous season and get excited for the upcoming season.
This is my favorite time of year to be in the woods of Vermont. Vermont is more than 75% forests and many of them are extremely wooded. As the leaves fall from the trees, the once thick forests open up to bluebird skies that can’t be seen from late Spring through the Summer. The crunching and crackling of leaves under foot almost incites the building of a leaf pile to launch into. As well as playing outdoors in the Fall, many, if not all, Vermonters are working and preparing for winter season. Harvesting fruits and root vegetables, stacking up bales of hay, winterizing gardens, pumpkin gathering, and of course…apple picking and tractor rides!
The sky is blue, the mornings are foggy, and the evenings are filled with woodsmoke and sunsets that awaken the spectacular landscape full of oranges, yellows and fire-engine reds!
Enjoy the transition, it won’t be here for long!
“How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days.” – John Burroughs