Fall Foliage On the East Coast

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 Washington DC National mall during fall

Fall Foliage in New England

I heart fall foliage. Is there honestly a more beautiful time of the year than fall? Every year I eagerly await mother nature’s spectacular leaf display with colors of orange, red and yellow creating picturesque scenes. In New England fall, arrives around the end of September or beginning of October. The trees are barren by November. Growing up in Maine, I never fully appreciated just how pretty the fall foliage was around my “neck of the woods”. Now as an adult I have enjoyed trips up north during the fall. A few years ago my best friend got married in October in northern Maine. The sights were just amazing.

 

Washington DC in the Fall

Here in the Washington DC area fall foliage occurs much later. Every year I anxiously await the changing of the colors to snap pictures of fall foliage at the national mall. When foliage finally peaks in late October or early November magic happens.

fall foliage yellow leaves

Two years ago, Xander and I spent a fall day playing in the leaves and enjoying the sights. I have such wonderful memories of that day. The colors were vibrant and the weather was perfect. Xander loved feeling and tasting the leaves. He was so tiny and bald then!!

Sadly I did not have a chance to photograph fall foliage at the National Mall last year. A fall foliage photo shoot with the boys is on my fall bucket list this year!

Leaf Peeping in The Blue Ridge Mountains

One of the great things about living in the Washington DC area is that we are not far from the Blue Ridge Mountains and Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah Valley. It has been two years since we have done the trip to Skyline Drive. The park is gorgeous and the entire area is just a lot of fun. We are planning on a leaf peeping trip this year. I have my eye on West Virginia and am super excited about it. Here are some highlights of our trip to Skyline Drive.

What is fall like in your neck of the woods? Does your family take a fall foliage road trip? Come share your favorite fall memories with the SITS girls this week with their Fall Back Into Blogging Challenge this week.

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  1. says

    I LOVE NEW ENGLAND IN THE FALL. I used to live in NH and we moved the first week in Oct. Coming through all the mountains with all those colors was breath taking. Before that I had only lived in the midwest and there are only a few trees in more metropolitan areas and ZERO mountains so I’d never seen anything so beautiful in all my life. It truly made me fall in love with New England.
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  2. says

    Your pictures are absolutely beautiful. Amazing! Your little one is soo cute. I love Fall and your post reminds me why. Although I don’t get the color changes in my neck of the woods, I love to see them and enjoy. Great post

  3. says

    Such amazing pictures! Is it just me or is it really easy to miss the foliage peak in the DC area? I never seem to get it right. Now you have me wanting to go to the National Mall to take pictures with the family! (or go back to my college alma mater right by Skyline Drive)
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  4. says

    Lovely colors in such fun photos! Looks like some great Fall memories! (Visiting from SITS and thanks so much for your comment … hand-knit sweaters are best) :)

  5. Tami Von Zalez says

    Ooooo, our leaves haven’t changed yet here in Cali.

    Visiting from SITS blog event.

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  6. says

    I have always wanted to visit the New England states in the Fall. That is at the top of my bucket list. It’s as beautiful as I imagine. I live in the West and love it, but love to visit the East when I get the chance.

    The picture of your little Xander (do you pronounce it as if it were Zander?) is just precious!

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