This mature Japanese Maple was already here and well established when we moved to the farm and it was quite large then. I’m not sure what variety it is. Most likely ‘Bloodgood.’ Whatever the cultivar, it puts on quite a show every fall and it’s always a bright landmark whether you’re driving to or from the farm.
Autumn is a colorful time around the lilac garden at Juniper Hill.Read More
These dying water lilies floating on a pond in Hancock, New Hampshire provided the perfect opportunity for a little abstract expressionism.
This Angelica gigas has given up its purple summer color but is still beautiful. Many umbellifers, like Angelica, continue to provide interest in the garden if left standing through the autumn and into winter.
There’s nothing like a gravel road encased in fog to bring out the foliage colors and set the mood for a perfect autumn day.
Cemeteries in New England were often planted with maple trees and thus make very colorful spots in the fall.Read More
There’s nothing more satisfying than stumbling across a few hidden ponds while out searching for good foliage shots. The beautiful backcountry of New Hampshire never ceases to amaze!
It’s rare that I can get a small group of sheep to concentrate on anything except eating grass but I was lucky to get this shot with my iPhone before everyone resumed their chomping at the ground.
A little Photoshop magic allowed me to take this street scene titled “Wishing,” which was shot in the middle of the day, and make it look like early evening. Photo was taken in Chipping Campden, UK using a small 6 megapixel Nikon D50 which still takes great shots!
One of my favorite subjects for fall photography is this red barn located in Hancock, New Hampshire. I have taken many shots of it over the years from many different angles.
One of my favorite spots to photograph in the fall is this little pond on the outskirts of Hancock, New Hampshire. I simply love the way the hayfields surround the pond, with it’s colorful foliage, all set against the backdrop of that lovely little hill. I have photographed this scene many times over the years and it never fails to please.
A row of maples in a wet area at the foot of Crotched Mountain in Francestown, New Hampshire begin to turn color before many of the surrounding trees located on drier land.
Monet would have been perfectly happy had he been able to be in New England during foliage season.
Autumn truly is the best season in New England!
After the “swamp maples’ turn their bright red in late September or early October, one of the first patches of true autumn color in our area happens with these ancient maples along an old gravel road that winds between houses and barns, some being older than the trees themselves.
It’s the season for native Goldenrod to bloom (Solidago) and it sure does beautify the edge of this trail leading up Crotched Mountain in Greenfield, New Hampshire. So many allergy sufferers blame their symptoms on Goldenrod when, in fact, the real culprit is Ragweed (Ambrosia sp.) which blooms at about the same time.
Rhus typhina, our native Staghorn Sumac simply loves the edges of pastures. To say it is a volunteer under these conditions is an understatement. It leads the charge. I remember when we first moved to the farm, I spent a great part of the first year clearing very large Staghorn Sumacs that had suckered and were marching toward the center of the pasture from every edge. The beauty of the plant, however, has not been lost on breeders who have developed a number of cultivars for the garden including the show stopping Rhus Typhina ‘Tiger Eyes’ (below).
Sheep graze on the green hillside behind The Old Bakery in the beautiful Cotswold village of Blockley in England.