September 12, 2012
When I stepped out onto the patio outside my office to take the first shot of the 2012 fall foliage season with my fantastic new Nikon D7000 DSLR camera (compare prices), it made me think back to September 17, 1999, when I first shared my autumn view with readers. I shot that image with a floppy disk camera! Technology has certainly changed, but one thing remains the same autumn after autumn: I get giddy as overnight temperatures turn nippy, and colors begin to appear as if by magic. And I feel honored to share the unique beauty of each season with foliage fanatics around the world. The Maine Office of Tourism reported today that foliage is in "better-than-average condition," and it looks like "a great season this year." This first photo of my view shows leaves are lush here in Connecticut, too. It's been a very warm summer here, and that usually equates to a delayed and/or protracted foliage season. That said, I am already seeing hints of color in my area, but it may be limited to distressed trees: We still have many after last year's October snowstorm. Here's hoping that's something we won't see repeated! Enjoy watching with me to see what surprises unfold this season.
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