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2013 Fall Foliage In Central New Hampshire (N.H.): September 23 – 24, 2013. It Is Here! Quite Striking. Lots More To Come.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Alton, NH. Tuesday, September 24, 2013. River leading into Lake Winnipesaukee.

Alton, NH. Tuesday, September 24, 2013. River leading into Lake Winnipesaukee.


Bar the first photo, which is also taken close to Winnipesaukee, the rest are from Prospect Mountain Road, Alton, NH.
The heart of central NH Lakes Region.

2013 Fall Foliage In New Hampshire (N.H.) Seems To Have Begun — At Least A Couple Of Weeks Ahead Of The Norm.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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I have to confess that I don’t normally take much notice of the foliage — kind of blasé about it having lived in heavily wooded parts of New Hampshire for the last 28 years.

But, seeing the hard-to-miss red foliage on August 5 I have been more on the lookout this year. Plus, we have been asked as Granite State Ambassadors (GSAs) to keep an eye on the fall foliage this year.

This morning (viz. Monday, August 19, 2013) I was running down Prospect Mountain Road (after having run up it), head down, thinking about all the book-related stuff I had to get done today, when something fluttered on my shoulder. I stopped to look. It was red maple leaf. Bright red/orange, and quite small. I then looked around. About a dozen such leaves on the ground. Looked up. Sure enough a patch of red/orange foliage in the trees. This 1/2 mile down from the first foliage I had spotted two weeks ago. So I picked up four leaves and brought them home.

Then, later on in the morning, while seated at my PC, I looked over to my right — through the window I sit next to. My office is on the 4th floor (i.e. attic) on this Colonial. So I am at treetop level. The tree directly across from me is changing color.

This, I know, is early. I asked my ‘buddy’ at the Alton Post Office. He is a native. He says it is early. Half and hour later we were at the Hannaford check-out in Alton when I heard the young checkout girl talking about how the foliage was early this year.

So it must be true. Fall foliage 2013, in NH, is early.

But, after what has been a chilly August (though I am forcing myself and Teischan to still go swimming in the lake, including today), we are going to get a 3-day HEAT WAVE. That will sure confuse the trees. They might start shedding earlier.

Yes, of course, I will keep an eye open and let you know. Stay tuned.

New Hampshire (N.H.) 2013 Foliage Is Already Beginning To Peek Through — Well Ahead Of Schedule.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Anura Guruge


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As I stated in this post I was truly stunned to see bona fide red foliage in a tree on August 5, 2013. That to me was way too early.

Toady we went to ‘Story Land‘ in Glen, New Hampshire, just north of North Conway. That is prime fall foliage country. I kept a weather eye open.

Didn’t see any fall foliage per se until we were in ‘Story Land’. The above two pictures were trees at Story Land. Unmistakable, incontrovertible evidence that the leaves are changing color. In the case of the tree that was already mainly orange it was shedding leaves.

I think this is early.

So this could be quite a year for fall foliage given that August has been unusually chilly. I will keep my eyes open. I am in foliage country. I am surrounded by trees,

So stay tuned.

First Red Fall Foliage Of 2013 In Central New Hampshire (N.H.): August 5 — Prospect Mountain Road, Alton.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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This sure has been an atypical, higgledy-piggledy, topsy turvy Summer for us in New Hampshire’s Lakes Region.

We got a ton of cold rain in June, which though not even close to a record, managed to depress water temps. I couldn’t go swimming in the lake until July 8 — and that is a full two weeks behind my normal schedule over the last two decades.

Then we had the insane heat wave for a week. That sure helped elevate lake temps — fast.

But it has been cold since Sunday — though we are only in August.

Yesterday morning felt like October 5 rather than August 5.

Last night, at 11 pm, the outside temperature in Alton, was 47° F. That is crazy.

Earlier that day, as I huffed, puffed and wheezed myself up Prospect Mountain Road, wearing my wrist weights, I noticed the first signs of fall foliage — near the top of the hill!

I could be wrong, but I think August 5 is a tad too early to see bright red foliage in Central N.H.

But, I can appreciate that the trees are confused.

This morning I took my camera with me to grab these shots. Mine is the old Panasonic which explains why these pictures are not as good as those taken with Deanna’s Panasonic Lumix ZS19.