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Fall Foliage Report

September in Allegany
Red House Lake – Allegany State Park, NY

Isn’t it fun to look back at your blog posting from last year? I had done a Fall Foliage Report where I talked about the leaves just started to change. Ugg, our leaves have been changing for a few weeks now!!

I would have to say that our (un)official report is that the leaves are around 30% changed here in Allegany State Park.  I will try to do another report next week sometime.

22 responses

  1. This is a *gorgeous* photo, Tom! Great work!

    1 October 2007 at 8:13 pm

  2. Looks idyllic. Great picture Mon@rch.

    (Go Yankees)

    1 October 2007 at 9:26 pm

  3. So beautiful! Around here, the biggest change in foliage is when the poison oak changes from green to red! 🙂

    1 October 2007 at 9:50 pm

  4. I just noticed the leaves on the trees starting to change today. There were bits of yellow scattered throughout. I saw some black pigeons today. They were sitting on the ledge looking in the window at us. Isn’t that funny? ~Nita~

    1 October 2007 at 9:51 pm

  5. Our leaves are starting to change too, there is no avoiding fall….sigh. It’s neat that you are giving updates on the changing season.
    I liked that panoramic shot you took last year , nice!

    1 October 2007 at 10:13 pm

  6. Beautiful image Tom, love how you framed your shot.

    1 October 2007 at 10:17 pm

  7. @ Pam – thanks
    @ Barb – LOL Ya, thanks!
    @ Liz – only a matter of time now!
    @ Nita – It seems to change over night!
    @ Veery – I wanted to do it last year but then got busy! I did take a similar shot today but the photoshop’s colors were not matching good! So just stuck with this picture from Saturday! (which was really the same day as last years post)!
    @ Bernie – thanks and I like how the pine filled that empty space in the corner!

    1 October 2007 at 11:49 pm

  8. That is a very Tranquil Photo and makes me want to put out the Canoe!

    2 October 2007 at 8:03 am

  9. Gorgeous scene, Tom ~ beautifully composed! I am looking forward to seeing some good foliage this year. I’m a little bummed ’cause we were going to maybe go to the White Mountains in NH this weekend, but our plan didn’t work out. All the hotels in the area we want to stay are completely booked. Oh well. We’ll have to plan better for next year.

    2 October 2007 at 9:34 am

  10. The idea (by Garth) of putting out a canoe sounds so good to me. Your photo is breath-taking! I think with color like what is coming, I’d even leave my fishing rods at home and just canoe. The sound of the rustling leaves and the paddle breaking the water while you take in the scenery is so relaxing.

    2 October 2007 at 11:08 am

  11. Great photo! I’m further south, and the leaves are changing but I’d probably only say 10%-15% changed. The earliest-changing trees all seem to have some kind of damage–insects, breakage, drought, something.

    Carolyn H.

    2 October 2007 at 11:44 am

  12. Wow very pretty! We don’t have fall color here, alas.

    2 October 2007 at 2:40 pm

  13. Fall is happening here.. We’re starting to get those vibrant reds and golds. Your photo is very pretty and captures the subtle changes.

    2 October 2007 at 6:18 pm

  14. Kaz

    That’s a beautiful shot you’ve posted! It’s funny you mention foliage reports, I’ve been watching a few on the net for the last few weeks. We are heading up to Alexandria Bay this coming weekend, to see our boy at Fort Drum first and then to catch some of the color change. My son says I’d better hurry and get there before ALL the leaves fall….he says it’s just stunning up there right now. HOPE SO! 🙂

    2 October 2007 at 6:46 pm

  15. @ Garth – thanks and is a great place to do so!
    @ Lisa – Thanks and it’s a little dry . . . . will be interesting to see what happens!
    @ Erie – Thanks and will get better soon, I hope soon!
    @ Carolyn – welcome to my blog and went over to your site to look at your photos! Nice work!
    @ Adam – thanks and do they just turn brown and fall?
    @ Robin – Love the reds for sure! Thanks
    @ Kaz – thanks and you are soo kind! Lots of traveling this time of the year! Glad you are enjoying it!

    2 October 2007 at 8:29 pm

  16. Hey Tom! There’s no fall foliage to report here. Everything is DEAD. :O)

    2 October 2007 at 9:52 pm

  17. Oh, I loved Mary’s comment! I couldn’t help but laugh, even if it is a sad situation for many. Are the colors changing gradually this year, Tom? Your photo from last year is certainly beautiful, but it looks like it wasn’t quite at its peak yet. Is this true?

    3 October 2007 at 12:40 am

  18. Marg

    Idylic-just love this season!

    3 October 2007 at 8:29 am

  19. Lovely photo! I fear that with the one-two punch of a late spring frost and an all-summer drought, we in the Blue Ridge Mountains of NC won’t see much pretty color. Everything seems to simply be turning brown.

    I love your blog. Your photos are amazing.

    4 October 2007 at 7:16 am

  20. @ Mary – thanks and everything just dies! Ugg!
    @ Mary C. that’s what happens when its dry like this summer was. yes but our peak’s are not until mid October when is around when it will be this year also! The picture from last year was probably around 10% or less at that point! But that’s just a guess!
    @ Marg – thanks but I love spring better!
    @ wesleyjeanne – Thanks for your kind words and we are more brown this year than colorful! Although today I saw some great yellows and reds! we seem to get more rain than many of the other areas around here.

    4 October 2007 at 1:23 pm

  21. We’ve had a strange Fall so far. So hot and dry! the foliage is looking a bit drab so far in CT.

    5 October 2007 at 11:47 pm

  22. Rachel

    Oh wow.

    I came across this picture while searching for pictures of Allegany State Park, where I grew up as a child. This picture is so gorgeous, and captures so many days spent at Allegany. I can’t begin to thank you for refreshing those long forgotten childhood memories. 🙂

    A beautiful blog, and stunning pictures!


    8 February 2010 at 3:40 am

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