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Turkey Tracks: Fall Foliage in Mid-Coast Maine

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Turkey Tracks:  November 4, 2013

Fall Foliage in Mid-Coast Maine


This has been one of the prettiest falls I ever remember in my ten years in Maine.

Perhaps it’s been the relatively dry Indian Summer?

The hillsides are literally orange–and when the sun hits them–Oh MY!  I find myself just wanting to drive around and capture the orange.

Two weeks ago, I took this video on a cloudy Sunday–so the hillsides don’t have sunlight firing them up.  Since then, the color has deepened and become even richer.

Here are two stills from that same day.  Remember, no sunshine…

And, you can see how what Sarah Orne Jewett called “the pointed firs” occupy the tops of our hills.  It’s colder up there, and with global warming, they are retreating up the hillsides.

Fall Foliage 7

Fall Foliage 2

Here are some views around the house, starting with a video taken from the upper porch, which looks out to a ridge and into our woods:

And looking into the path into our woods:

House Views 5

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November 4, 2013 at 11:54 am

Turkey Tracks: Fall Foliage

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Turkey Tracks:  October 22, 2013

Fall Foliage


Oct. 16, 2013, Sarah's field close-up

These trees are on Sarah Rheault’s land, and they were so pretty one day last week that I turned the car around, went back, and took this picture.

The green tree is an apple tree, and it’s got lots of deep red apples that are not really showing up in this picture.

This view is the kind of fall foliage I wanted to show to my sister when she came for the week of Oct. 6th.  But, the trees up north had lost their leaves in a storm, and our trees had not yet turned.

The fall foliage here on the MId-Coast seems late this year.  We have had a long dry spell.  That’s probably a factor.  But they sure are pretty now.  One just wants to ride around in the orange and gold light.

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October 22, 2013 at 2:27 pm