Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Fleeting Autumn | West Hartford Reservoirs
But now, fall is a thing. With foliage comes pressure. After all, you have just a short window to capture the autumnal trees in all their fragile spectacle - one untimely storm or strange stretch of weather could doom them. Afraid that I would soon wake up and look out my window to find bare branches and a street full of withered brown leaves, I hurried to the walking trails at the West Hartford Reservoirs. Luckily, I was not too late. There the leaves were, yellow and red and orange and green, still, but also pale peach and rose and colors I couldn't name. So don't panic. There's still time.
In related news, yesterday I (along with fellow Connecticut writer Jan Mann) was a guest on the WESU Middletown radio show "For Women Over 40," talking about fall travel. Though I'm not yet 40, I hope I gave some tips - including about where to see foliage - that will work for travelers of all ages. The show is available on the WESU website for the next two weeks, as well as on host Cyma Shapiro's For Women Over 40 website, where you can also listen to an earlier show we recorded about traveling in Connecticut.