Early Fall in Barnet
One of the cool aspects of autumn in New England is that it's so unpredictable, its progress depending on location, elevation, recent weather, and other variables that scientists haven't even figured out yet. You can find patches of peak color less than a mile from areas that have barely started yet, then go around a corner and see trees that are already bare. Barnet is towards the southernmost part of the Northeast Kingdom, and includes the lower elevations of the Connecticut River Valley, which is perhaps why the color was not as advanced here as in adjacent areas. You can see some pretty nice color in the middle of the image, while the hillsides behind are still nearly entirely green -- and I didn't see a whole lot of green trees on this trip!