by Anura Guruge
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I signed up last week, at the behest of GSA, to be a Fall Foliage Updater for the 2014 season. I did it last year and it was fun. Plus this is something I can do for GSA without venturing too far from home. So happy to do it.
Just submitted my first foliage report — which is in Excel spreadsheet format (as supplied by the Dept. of Tourism). Today is the first day that foliage tracking begins. I do much of my ‘peeping’ on my run. That works out. Good representative dirt road, with a swamp, and I get wonderful vistas of the Belknap hills.
I will keep you posted. Foliage in my neck of the woods in Alton, right now, is but a tantalizing promise of what might be coming. A few vivid, striking oranges and the first tree that started turning color, last week, now has dark maroon leaves.
Happy Fall in New Hampshire, and try not to fall though there isn’t any snow as yet, even on Mount Washington (I think).