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Waiting for…Foliage–it Finally Arrived!

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Fall in full color at Silver Lake, Bellingham, MA

Like many in New England, I have been looking forward to taking in the stunning display of foliage that is an annual tradition around here. Usually happens around the first two weeks of October. But as we moved our way through this blessedly cooler month of the year (yeah!) I, and others like me, kept saying, “Hmm, not much foliage this year.” I heard other comments like, “No reds, just some yellow, so disappointing.” Continue reading

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Foliage Season–Silver Lake is Glowing

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Bright colors light up on a sunny morning at the lake

Bellingham’s Silver Lake features an island in the middle of the lake, a perfect backdrop for foliage viewing. Continue reading

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Fall Just Keeps on Falling–Choate Park, Medway

Bright yellow leaves wreathe the entrance to the trail at Choate Park

Bright yellow leaves wreathe the entrance to the trail at Choate Park

The oaks are particularly stunning this fall as the foliage season stretches past what we normally expect. But there are also maple trees that did not seem to get the message that they were supposed to change color in October. Continue reading

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Leaf-peeping season–it’s sneaking in on little cat feet

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Maples are changing first

When driving around town and visiting other nearby towns to share pictures of Easy Walks in Massachusetts, I’ve kept my eyes peeled, watching for hints that leaf-peeping season is upon us. Continue reading

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Finding Fantastic Foliage video

Fall foliage, Hopkinton MA State Park

Fall foliage, Hopkinton MA State Park

Thanks to the folks at Hopkinton (MA) Community Cable Station HCAM, who taped this 30 minute “Foliage Detectives” program. Learn some simple things to keep in mind as you seek out fall foliage, a resource New England is justly famous for. And remember that there is lots of foliage nearby, not just up in the mountains. Enjoy!

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Marjorie Turner Hollman

Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! New England Regional Chair for the Association of Personal Historians, she is a Certified Legacy Planner with LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. http://www.marjorieturner.com

https://www.amazon.com/Easy-Walks-Massachusetts-2nd-Northbridge/dp/0989204340

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Home, Sweet Home

Along the shores of Silver Lake, Bellingham, MA

Along the shores of Silver Lake, Bellingham,

I’ve lived in one place for over 30 years now, and walked this path along the edge of Silver Lake countless times. On these walks I’ve met my neighbors, many who have become friends. I’ve watched as they have grown older (as have I) and feel wistful; so many have grown old and died. As I pass each house along my walk, I think of each person who called this place “home,” greeted me on my daily walks, and offered a friendly voice during some difficult times in my life. Gone, but not forgotten.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Continue reading

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Finding Fantastic Foliage

Sculpture Park, Franklin, MA

Sculpture Park, Franklin, MA

When the woods begin filling with color, it’s as though I’ve forgotten this ever happened before. Some view fall as the harbinger of winter, but for me, it is the long-promised relief from the heat of summer. Continue reading

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Foliage Detectives

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Marjorie is ready to talk about “Foliage Detecting”

The foliage season has begun, and with it comes “Foliage Detectives!” Our first program was at the Framingham (MA) Public Library, with ten more opportunities in the next month to learn how you too can become a foliage detective. Stop by and say hello at one of our upcoming programs. https://marjorieturner.com/schedule/

Here’s what one participant had to say about last night’s program:

Thank you for presenting your program on Foliage Detectives this evening!  It was informative and inspiring to see how many beautiful spots we have within a relatively short distance!

Michelle LeMonde-McIntyre, Supervisor of Community & Outreach Services

Framingham (MA) Public Library

Marjorie Turner Hollman

Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! New England Regional Chair for the Association of Personal Historians, she is a Certified Legacy Planner with LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. http://www.marjorieturner.com

https://www.amazon.com/Easy-Walks-Massachusetts-2nd-Northbridge/dp/0989204340

http://tinyurl.com/MTH-More-easy-walks

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Autumn: Part 2

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While I love the outdoors at any time of year, there is something about fall in New England that turns my heart to thoughts of the sacred. The story of Moses and the burning bush comes to mind as I scan through photos I took from last fall. Sugar maples are particularly stunning, seeming to be almost ablaze…and yet not burned up. Continue reading

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A Closer Look at Fall in New England

Fall foliage is all about… the leaves, of course. But it’s not just maple trees. Plants such as poison ivy also contribute to the show.

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Poison Ivy

And even when leaves are changing colors, they are all on their own schedule. Continue reading

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