The first day of Autumn Equinox reminds me about the changing colors of the foliage during the Fall season. Several years ago, I visited West Dummerston, Brattleboro in New England with Nathan Scott Wittler Patriquin, the first son of Reverend Melvin A. Wittler and his wife Mrs. Nancy Wittler Patriquin.

The Wittlers had a mountain tree farm in West Dummerston, South Vermont by the West River in New England. Nathan and his parents invited me for "leaf-peeping" in Brattleboro, Vermont and New England during the most colorful and picture-perfect time of the year, Autumn. I had never gone leaf-peeping and was very curious about leaf-peepers in the Green Mountain State of Vermont, New England.

So, Nathan planned taking turns during a long car drive in the blue Mustang hatchback, from the Midwest to the East Coast…all the day to the Wittlers’ farm up in the mountains by West River in South Vermont, New England, USA.

Leaf-peeping is the observer’s view of the changing foliage in Vermont; appreciating the colors of nature in the Fall which is a New England’s delight, a visual hobby, and the photographers’ opportunity to capture the splendor of Autumn leaves turning from gold to orange and flaming red for Vermont maple trees.

Leaf-peepers thrive in the Fall, nourished by the beauty of the harvest season, from the Midwest in Illinois…to the East Coast in New England and the State of Vermont, the Green Mountain State. Autumn Equinox inspires leaf-peepers.

Courtesy: GHWittler and the Vermonters from New England, USA