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pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Sat, 25th Oct '08 9:57 AM

LEAF PEEPING

Leaf peeping is an autumn activity in areas where foliage changes colors. 'Leaf peepers' are those who participate in photographing and viewing the fall foliage.

Who knew there was a term for it?
We have peaked here, in southwest Pennsylvania, leaves will all be down in a couple of weeks -- how about where you live?

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5315)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 12:06 AM

I think that's a perfectly acceptable name for those who love the fall foliage. Very clever.

We have so much wind here that the leaves are usually on the ground before they have a lot of color. However, this has been an exceptional fall and the leaves have been quite pretty. We don't have a lot of trees except along the rivers (North Platte is between the North and South Platte Rivers.)

Didn't someone suggest once a photography site for members to post pictures of their area, etc.? Don't know how to do it, but think it would be great if we could each post photos of scenery from our area, important sites, etc. What better way to "travel" the world without leaving home?

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 12:18 AM

One year, I decided to pick leaves with all the prettiest and most diverse colours,
and made them into a collage, with a picture frame and non-refletive glass....
That way, I had all my favorite leaves together, rather than a random photo display.

rowlanda
Rowlanda  (Level: 70.0 - Posts: 2856)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 12:20 AM

Sorry about the duplcation....
Computer and me are very slow
and discombobulated tonight

papermanbill
Papermanbill  (Level: 41.3 - Posts: 1313)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 5:51 AM

Rowlanda, try to get some information from the Door County Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, it is like a big box of crayons up there every fall.

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 6:05 AM

South-central Indiana is pretty colorful, but still quite a bit of green. Not going to be our best year, fall foliage-wise, but not bad. Brown county is hilly, rural, and gorgeous. It used to be that the 2nd and 3rd weeks of October were always peak season, but now it's pushed back to around Halloween. Global warming?

revdodd
Revdodd  (Level: 68.7 - Posts: 775)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 8:38 AM

We're blessed with color this time of year in N.C. Up in the Blue Ridge, the leaves have just reached their peak and will roll down into the piedmont like the Almighty opened a box of Trix and poured them down the hillside.

oldcougar
Oldcougar  (Level: 219.7 - Posts: 1935)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 8:49 AM

We're looking pretty good here on Vancouver Island, this year. Of course we don't get as many shades of reds as you do back east. Only the Pacific Dogwood turns red & unfortunately we're short on those since a blight went through here in the 80's (I've got young one that's coming along nicely). I've planted some non-native species to add to my colour palette, like Norway Maple, Staghorn Sumac & Eastern Redbud, so I've got a good display. Just love this time of year. Every season is my favourite when it's happening. Special things & different views all the time. Mother Nature is a great looking gal

gypsylady
Gypsylady  (Level: 142.6 - Posts: 6050)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 9:00 AM

In Tennessee, we have a few leaves on the ground. Most of the leaves on the trees are still green, but we have a forecast for frost warning Monday night which is the first this fall, so I'm sure after that it will progress pretty quickly. Fall and Spring are my favorite seasons, but they just don't last long enough.

Marilyn...

apinavl
Apinavl  (Level: 37.5 - Posts: 59)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 12:34 PM

Getting ready to go out on the Blue Ridge Parkway to peep a little. It's beautiful here in Asheville.

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 12:46 PM

A silly thing to enjoy peeping at, but one of my fave things around Ashville is that gorgeous rugs billboard outside of town. We always went that way to visit my inlaws who lived in Peterstown, WV. I wanted to stop at that store, but I never got to. The big black shadowbox rug with beautiful design inside. I STILL want that rug!

apinavl
Apinavl  (Level: 37.5 - Posts: 59)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 12:49 PM

LOL, next time you're in the area you should buy that rug. Better yet, get in touch with me first and I'll buy you a drink



jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 12:56 PM

Thank you! Sadly, they're not my inlaws any more. But my 92 year old dad-in-law said I could have custody of him as long as the ex didn't find out.

chyenn
Chyenn  (Level: 202.5 - Posts: 1332)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 2:44 PM

i miss the changing colors of southeast Tennessee.

here in the Florida panhandle, the fields are like seas of white cotton waiting for harvest time.....but the trees are all still as green as spring.

salzypat
Salzypat  (Level: 156.3 - Posts: 5315)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 3:47 PM

Hey Rev, have you ever considered a career in writing?

sandracam
Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 4:17 PM

I second that. Never have I heard "Trix" used so poetically. Felt like I saw the color pouring down the mountainside. Nice Rev.

btsyshsbnd
Btsyshsbnd  (Level: 73.3 - Posts: 61)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 4:39 PM

Grew up in Roanoke Va and used to love to go on the Blue Ridge Parkway in the fall. If you've got the ability to add filters to the front of your lens I suggest getting a polarizing filter and shooting pics with the sun at your left or right. You'd be amazed at how the colors will jump out and the blue sky will darken dramaticly. But I was wondering if there's a term like leaf peeping for people who have to rake leaves from all their neighbor's trees?

koota
Koota  (Level: 181.7 - Posts: 2100)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 5:37 PM

Leaf Grumbling. That's when the leaves from your neighbor's trees fall in your yard and you have to rake them up. Rake leaves and grumble about it. LOL

Unless, of course, you think that raking leaves is a good workout. I do it the old fashioned way just because it is a good way to work up a sweat and use your muscles. I'm a little weird that way, though. I use an old fashioned reel mower for the same reason.

Leaves here in the Pacific Northwest are UNBELIEVABLE this year. Lots and lots of reds and yellows. We've probably peaked this weekend. It is truly stunning.

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 155.2 - Posts: 2478)
Sun, 26th Oct '08 5:53 PM

Yeah, but I hate getting sweat all over the front 40 -- and I refuse to get sweat over any of the back 40
(ok 40 acres may be an exaggeration, but it feels that way!)


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