Foliage Foray

As bright and sunny and awesome as yesterday was, today … not so much. But it was no less fun grabbing the camera and heading out on back roads threading through Franconia, Easton, Bath and Lyman.

Any fashionista worth her weight can tell that a good neutral color like, say, gray, can really pop any color. And so it is with fall foliage. Oh, sure, I would have traded anything for a clear blue sky and sunshine today, but it was a gray and that’s ok.

Pop.Pop. Pop.



Easton Valley, Franconia


Swiftwater (a village in Bath)






The Foliage Hour

I couldn’t finish work fast enough today because it was a beautiful fall day and the foliage here in the White Mountains is at peak.

But being that it’s fall, the sun sinks early and even earlier when it drops behind the mountains. So I scooted around Sugar Hill, so named because of the abundance of sugar maples there, happily shooting away.

Honestly, if I have to choose an hour in an entire year that I look forward to, it’s this one. I can’t get enough of these colors.


foliage1Last light at The Rock Estate, Bethlehem

foliage3 Mount Cleveland from Lovers Lane, Sugar Hill

foliage2Mount Washington from Route 117

foliage4Mount Lafayette from Lovers Lane









Saturday Evening: Bath, NH

Bath, population about 1,000, still has some deep agricultural roots. It also has some beautiful views. Together, the combination makes for some very pretty photographs.

The horse was a sturdy and curious fellow; the red-wing blackbirds were playful; and the barn … the barn was lovely.

For the second day of July, the weather was comfortably cool and dry, so there was no haze. We’ll take it.