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.
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.