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Old 10-02-12, 06:32 PM   #1
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Fall Foliage Pics 2013 - Bicycling and Around your Area

Fall has come to Colorado- perhaps some snow this week?? Your area may also soon get beautiful colors!!

Post your fall foliage pictures here - as you ride or where you live or whatever.
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Here is a picture from my back porch this evening. Later this week the tree in front will be a brilliant red. (I've got to reset the calendar on my camera!!) On my ride today I passed glorious colors, but I didn't have a decent camera. Maybe tomorrow?


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Fall hasn't started yet here in the Willamette Valley. Our Fall colors consist mostly of steel-grey skies and dark green fir trees, but we do have a few maples that have avoided the herbicide sprayers. Last Autumn my colorblind son raced out with the camera to take some photographs of the trees along the bike path to send to a friend in Japan. His enthusiasm for the Fall colors rather surprised my wife and I since he is red-green colorblind. The trees were wonderful, but I wonder what he was seeing in them.
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Autumn is late over here and the trees are still trying to get a late suntan from the lack of summer. Just hope the colours arrive before the wind whips the leaves off.
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Still a few weeks off in DC but I will keep my new iPhone 5 with me in anticipation.
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Headed out to the Bankhead National Forest this morning with wife and one granddaughter. Still too early in Alabama for good color, however most dogwoods have some nice color.
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From Central NJ: We've had a hot, dry summer, and it seems that a lot of trees are dropping their leaves early this year.

I usually organize a "Fall Colors Ride" along a canal tow path/rail trail for members of my department. The best time has been around Halloween or even a bit later. This year, my schedule (other commitments) is telling me Oct. 27, which might turn out to be a good day with the early leaf drop!

I'll let you know what happens!

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PS: As much as I would like, I don't have a time machine, so it'll be a while before I can get you some 2013 fall colors! :-)
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This is along my regular route, looking toward the Scarborough Marsh.
Leaves are beginning to turn and it is always interesting to me to see the
way the marsh varies through the year. At this time of year I start to consider
that maybe I should be carrying my easel and paints and using my other bike
more suitable for casual touring but the urge to keep going has so far won out.
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PS: As much as I would like, I don't have a time machine, so it'll be a while before I can get you some 2013 fall colors! :-)
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And snow forecast for Denver for Friday!
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Fall has started up on the mountain.

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Not quite turning here in Medford OR yet ... going on a road (car) trip to Wy and MT this week and hope to see some nice colors (and not white!)
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It was 54 here in CnTx at 5:30 AM. We have a wee, wee bit of color showing in some of the native split fork elms. Usually, they lose their leaves before they turn. It was 85 later today.

I'll get back to you in about six or eight weeks.
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A few fall pics from today's 45F ride:







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Not a Fall picture as I had to do family things. Had to take the family out to Camber Sands which is just up the coast about 40 miles.



Plenty of clean clear flat sand which makes a change from the pebbles on our beaches.

Still no Autumn Foliage.

And no riding- perfect day for it but the 25mph winds said no.
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Not yet, in Maryland. 2 or 3 more wks and the fall colors should be poppin!
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A nice 27 mile ride today with a few pics

Here are a few of the views along my regular route. Pleasant day after a few rainy ones. This is the river we sometimes use with our kayaks. Goes down to the ocean. Sometimes think I have the best of all possible worlds.
There are subtle hues my camera misses. Guess I will have to get out my paints.


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Here are a few of the views along my regular route. Pleasant day after a few rainy ones. This is the river we sometimes use with our kayaks. Goes down to the ocean. Sometimes think I have the best of all possible worlds.
There are subtle hues my camera misses. Guess I will have to get out my paints.
I have the same problem - catching the brights of the gold and reds, in particular.
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Stepped out of my house, and...


I can recover some of what was lost with my raw processor (delaboratory) and the Gimp. In fact, this pic is just a tad oversaturated. My Powershot A590 has built in "foliage" image settings, but I never use them. I prefer to assuage my inner control freak by using raw images instead.
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This is a touchy subject in my house right now. We've had two new neighbors move in near us and both have taken down very large, beauitful trees. These four trees were somewhat landmarks in our neighborhood. Two of them were giant oak trees known to be over 100 years old. One was a very large sweet gum with wonderful bright red leaves in the fall. All four were healthy.
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Trees are a touchy subject everywhere. We had a neighbor with a HUGE not-too-healthy sycamore tree, and all year long, huge plate-sized brown leaves would fall out of their tree and float directly into our yard. There was a bit of a long running dispute, but in the end, the tree was just too sick, and they took it down, and planted something more reasonable... which soon died as well.

I dare say trees and property lines are the two biggest causes of neighborly friction.
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This is a touchy subject in my house right now. We've had two new neighbors move in near us and both have taken down very large, beauitful trees. These four trees were somewhat landmarks in our neighborhood. Two of them were giant oak trees known to be over 100 years old. One was a very large sweet gum with wonderful bright red leaves in the fall. All four were healthy.
That is a tragedy indeed. The oak is a tree that I think beautiful all year round because it has such a fine look even without leaves. The structure of a fine large oak tree seems to call out to me...draw me!
We have had our share of new people in town who seem to have absolutely no respect for the things that make our town unique. Don't even want to think about the battles with town hall. Of course, the idea of people "from away" doing bad things to Maine has been around since the 19th century.
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Around here, the value of a large tree on one's property is about $1,000- why would one destroy $4,000 of trees?
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A few from this past week. 20MPH+ winds today, though, so they won't last long.





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A few from this past week. 20MPH+ winds today, though, so they won't last long.





Man that's beautiful.
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