The colorful leaves are always a highlight of autumn in Vermont, but I also love the changing light and crisp temperatures this time of year. Even though the days are shorter, the sky and sun somehow seem brighter.
It was about 45 degrees outside when I took this photo at Shelburne Orchards (the day of the CBS Early Show segment). The air was frosty and the sun was shining on that perfect fall morning. The only thing missing was a pair of gloves on my chilly hands.