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Fall Foliage Epic Fail

  Does this look like mid October to you?

Last weekend I was in the Boston area, to visit family, not for the purpose of photographing the changing leaves. Fortunately, because I would have been really disappointed. I was still a little disappointed. When I looked at the foliage report a few days before I left, it was supposedly going to be peak color during my trip. As you can see, that didn’t happen. Most of the trees were still really green, and the ones that were changing seemed to be dull brown, not brightly covered.

It was still a good weekend. My grandparents are doing well for the most part. They are all in their mid to late 80s, so they do have health problems, but nothing new or catastrophic at the moment.

I had planned to walk around Boston and take pictures, but since the color was a disappointment, I mostly stuck to some parks near my parents house, south of the city. One new place I checked out was Mount Auburn Cemetery, which is where I took the picture of the Boston skyline. Its a really pretty place to walk, and if you like cemeteries, the old gravestones are interesting.

A dead Queen Anne’s Lace wildflower. One of my favorite wildflowers, I even like them after they are done blooming.

Virginia Creeper. I did manage to find some fall color, this bright red vine growing on the side of a trail.

I love all different pumpkins and squash. I took advantage of all the pumpkins displayed at a garden center to take some photos.

Birch Bark. This doesn’t grow in North Carolina, not where I live anyways. This is from a park near my parents house. I used to walk here all the time, but I don’t ever remember all the birch trees. There must have been some, and maybe I just never noticed because they aren’t that unusual in the New England area. Either way, its been about 15 years since I lived nearby, so what were a few seedlings, has turned into a grove of trees.

How is the foliage where you live? What are your favorite subjects for fall photography?

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I recently took a long weekend in Boston to visit some family. Mostly I spent my time there walking around the city. I did actually take a few photos with my real camera too, but I haven’t gotten around to editing them yet.


First Row:
From the airplane window, somewhere over the east coast.
Flying over Squantum, the neighborhood I grew up in, just South of Boston.
The Residence Inn in the Seaport District, its been converted from an old warehouse and I love that they kept some of the original architecture, like this atrium.

Second Row:
The Greenway, can you believe this used to have a raised highway running through it?
Graveyard at King’s Chapel.
Public Gardens.

Third Row:
Walking along the Charles River.
Another view of the Charles, on the way home from getting dinner and hot chocolate in Harvard Square.
A pretty stand of birch trees (We don’t have them in the south).

Forth Row:
A walk in Squaw Rock Park, in Quincy, MA, near my parents house.

Fifth Row:
Georgetown Cupcake. When you walk this much you deserve a cupcake, or two. I got a strawberry and a chocolate mint.
Boston Common and the State House.
Kitty, she kept me company since I didn’t have my dogs to interrupt my sleep.