We complain a fair amount about leaf peepers here in New England. This time of year, the traffic gets heavier, people drive like maniacs and there are more busses on the road. Getting from point A to point B can sometimes be challenging. Even so, Greg and I are not above doing a little leaf peeping ourselves. In truth, it was our plan to load Olive, the pug, into the car and to drive up into southern Vermont this weekend to see how the leaves are changing there, but things conspired against us and we never made it. So yesterday, even though the weather was a bit overcast, we went ahead and did a short tour of Vermont.
Starting out here in south central Massachusetts, the day was pretty nice. The sky was mostly blue but the leaves are quite a way from being at peak.
Still even here, now and then, we saw patches of true autumn color.
As we traveled north and west, the sky got more and more overcast, but the leaves were more and more colorful.
Of course, it is my humble opinion that Vermont is the most beautiful place in this country no matter what the time of year, but in the fall, it has beauty that is beyond words.
Driving around staring at all that color makes one a bit peckish, so as we were heading home, we pulled into a little place that sold ice cream and each had a small cone. This is what a pug looks like when she thinks that she deserves a lick of your ice cream. She can hold that pose for quite a while.
It was a nice day in spite of the less than stellar weather.
I just love this time of year!