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.

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