I traveled to Massachusetts with Christian last week. I have been there a few times now, but this time I was looking forward to seeing the famous New England fall colors. The locals call it “tree (or leaf) peeping” when they travel to mountains and see the fall foliage. I’ve seen many images of beautiful red and gold foliage that light up a mountain range. We visited Lenox, a small town located in western Massachusetts, near the boarder with New York. I was told the peak was maybe another week or so, but there were some nice colors, compared to trees in northern California.
This particular tree was on the property of Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge. The weather turned gloomy compared to the day before, but this tree with gold foliage lit up the site and stole the show. No other trees were as eye-catching as this one, though they might have caught up by now. It would have been great to stay there longer to see the colors change. By the way, this museum that houses permanent collection of Norman Rockwell illustration is a popular destination in this area. When we drove up, the museum was with full of visitors. The Columbus Day weekend must have had something to do with the popularity, but I’d assume it would be a nice place to visit in the summer as well.