New Hampshire Foliage, Fall 2014 — Not Even A Hint In My Neck Of The Lakes Region.
by Anura Guruge
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On my ‘near daily’ 2.5 mile run up (and down) Prospect Mountain Road yesterday it crossed my mind that I was not seeing any early tinges of foliage. I also remembered that I had seen some vivid indications of early foliage last year — definitely in August.
This morning while brushing my teeth I had a look outside to see if I could see any foliage given that our bathroom overlooks a sea of green. Noticed just a hint of orange on the gaggle of Stag’s Horn plants we have behind the house. That was about it.
I had another look on my run today. It is all green.
So I checked this blog to see when I first spotted foliage in 2013. August 6! Wow. That was three weeks ago.
Interesting if not outright strange. It has been getting cold at night, quite cold, since LAST Wednesday, i.e., August 13, 2014. We had a BIG storm that night. The weather turned, dramatically, since then. Don’t care what the ‘professionals’ have to say, I know because I live it. Got colder in the evenings and it seems to get darker a tad sooner than I expect. Funnily enough two people on the ‘Great Waters’ cruise on Sunday were talking about this VERY thing before I interjected. They too had noticed.
I made a point of swimming, in Halfmoon Lake, Alton, N.H., yesterday and day before. It was cold! Borderline. I really wanted to swim. I hate it when I stop swimming for the Summer. To me that is the END of the Summer. Not many swimming. I am hoping that we get a few 80F days that might heat up the water. Yikes.
I will keep an eye out for ‘early’ foliage. NOT running for the next fews days. But, I will be out and about.