Another Storm Approacheth
The foliage season of 2012 in the Northeast Kingdom was an exercise in frustration for many photographers. It started out with beautiful weather, but the color hadn't changed yet. Then the color became the best it had been in years, but the weather got awful. Of course, the good (cold) weather early in the season is part of why the color got so good, so this is really a case of not being able to be lucky forever when it comes to weather. :) But it still drove a lot of photogs crazy that we had one storm after another.
This final day that I was up in the NEK, the color was already starting to fade, but I got most of a day of weather cooperation before yet another in a train of storms started moving in from the west at about 3:00 pm. This panorama, looking northwest, shows the leading edge of the storm clouds heading over the northern Green Mountains and the northwestern part of the Northeast Kingdom. Notable on the horizon dead center is the distinctive "slot" where Lake Willoughby was carved out from the rock by glaciers, creating Mount Hor on the left, and Mount Pisgah on the right. Collectively, these features are sometimes called "Willoughby Notch".