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Travel Photography: Vermont Fall Foliage

Just got back from visiting family in Waterbury, Vermont.

October in the state of Vermont means one thing: Fall Foliage. The aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene was very much in evidence, but it didn’t stop the annual party thrown by the trees.

Let’s start our fall foliage tour at the Waterbury Public Library…

Travel photography - Scarecrow on Waterbury Public Library lawn, Vermont

The library was on high enough ground to avoid the overflow from the Winooski River, which flows through Waterbury. Even so, the front door has a sign asking patrons not to return flood-damaged materials.

The story of my trip to Vermont was the rain. It rained almost every day during my week-long visit. The wet weather created a lot of fall color vistas like this one…

Travel photography - Leaves turning on fog-enshrouded trees in Waterbury, Vermont

The rain made it difficult to pursue one of my favorite activities, going for a walk. But I managed to take a stroll through Waterbury’s Hope Cemetery before the skies really opened up…

Travel photography - Hope Cemetery, Waterbury, Vermont

Travel photography - Hope Cemetery, Waterbury, Vermont

My Aunt Jean hosted me during my Vermont visit. Jean’s lived in Vermont for a couple of decades, and she loves to show the state to visitors. From an afternoon trip to Stowe…

Travel photography - Back road in Stowe, Vermont

Shhhh, don’t tell anyone, but this pumpkin was on the edge of one of those gated properties with all sorts of “keep out” signs…

Travel photography - Pumpkin and maple leaf in Stowe, Vermont

From the St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church parking lot in the village of Stowe…

Travel photography - Fall leaves in church parking lot, Stowe, Vermont

Post-Irene Vermont is a place on the mend. You won’t be in the state very long before you hear of at least one benefit to help flood victims.

Since I’m an avid walker, the 5k walkathon in Waterbury Center’s Hope Davey Park was like a magnet. I was hoping to meet some local people to walk with, but I didn’t find any on the park’s nature trail. So, I took a solitary walk with camera…

Travel photography - Fall leaves in Hope Davey Park, Waterbury Center, Vermont

Travel photography - Fall leaves in Hope Davey Park, Waterbury Center, Vermont

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