Pat Shingleton: "A Change for Us?"
Even though we experience a "pile-up" of leaves in South Louisiana, some believe we do not experience a "changing of the leaves." Accustomed to the distinct change in four seasons, in my travels, I believe you can enjoy a few maples and aspens that make-the-change especially on Corporate Blvd. Fall foliage in New England is called second to none and Southern New England attracts a vast amount of leaf-peepers. This area is composed of three small states: Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Rhode Island is the smallest, measuring about 30 miles across with Connecticut the third smallest. Weatherwise Magazine reports that balanced precipitation and consistent seasonal temperature variations support both agriculture and industry. The availability of year-long precipitation and melting snows allow for plentiful vegetative growth. In addition to the luxurious fall foliage, harvest-time also includes a large portion of the nation’s cranberry crop and apple harvest ranks high in the nation’s cash receipts per acre. Should your travels take you to New England before the end of the month the peak period for leaf-changing displays are underway.