Leaf Me Alone! Tenacious Tree Turns Trunk on Peer Pressure

Since yesterday’s Jump Start post was about Fall Foliage and Trees, I dusted off this post from the second week of the blog’s existence…

The Return of the Modern Philosopher

Here’s another one from the “Only in Maine” category…

One of the most beautiful things about autumn in New England is the fall foliage.  One could drive anywhere in the region and enjoy breathtaking views of autumnal colors as the trees (remember what those are, city folks?) take center stage and perform a mesmerizing show appropriate for all generations.  Everywhere you look, there is an exciting burst of color as the leaves undergo a transformation you can find nowhere else in nature.   It is also a last call of sorts as once the weather gets too chilly and the wind a little too strong, the leaves do once last dance and flutter from their branches to the their final resting place (well, aside from inside leaf bags) on the cold Maine earth.

It is this Modern Philosopher’s opinion (and the most important one on this blog, since I’m the…

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About Austin

Native New Yorker who's fled to the quiet life in Maine. I write movies, root for the Yankees, and shovel lots of snow.
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8 Responses to Leaf Me Alone! Tenacious Tree Turns Trunk on Peer Pressure

  1. floridaborne says:

    When I lived in the Midwest, people used to travel toward Duluth to see the leaves turning vibrant colors. I loved everything about the Midwest except for (1) The tornadoes and (2) the fact that for someone from Florida, September heralded the beginning of winter–and summer was one month: July.

    Where I live, the tree leaves turn color in late December and begin to emerge again in March. It’s not as colorful, but I’m willing to forgo being there and be content looking at pictures of fall foliage. 🙂

  2. ksbeth says:

    fall is my favorite time of the year, hands down

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