Fall colours in upstate New York

View over Hudson River from grounds of Vanderbilt Mansion - photo by Rob McFarland

View over Hudson River from grounds of Vanderbilt Mansion – photo by Rob McFarland

Dominion Post, New Zealand – August 1, 2012

“I dunno,” says the guy standing next to me as we gaze over the valley. “The colours just ain’t poppin’ this year.”

I look at him in disbelief. In front of us is a sweeping vista of tree-blanketed hills in a riot of autumnal shades. There are lipstick reds and buttercup yellows, deep mauves and vibrant oranges. The colours shine with such intensity it looks as if each leaf has been painted by a Disney animator. If this ain’t poppin’, I don’t know what is.

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