Our home in Burlington has a beautiful maple tree in the front yard. I love the contrast between the tree's yellow leaves and dark branches. In the right light, it almost looks like butterscotch and chocolate.
Most of northern Vermont and the higher elevations are past peak foliage. But it's a different story along Lake Champlain, which stretches 120 miles from the Quebec border to Rutland County. Even though Burlington is in northern Vermont, the foliage here – and in other lakeside communities – turns later.
When I walked outside my front door this week and saw the beautiful maple tree with its yellow leaves, I knew what it meant. Foliage season is winding down, and like every year, it went by too fast.
Map of Burlington