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Vermont foliage shines at sunrise

Killington mountain peaks out behind the rolling hills of Pomfret, Vermont, as the sunrise illuminates the colorful fall foliage. (Copyright 2010, Loren Fisher)

Killington mountain peaks out behind the rolling hills of Pomfret, Vermont, as the sunrise illuminates the colorful fall foliage.

As the sun rose over the hills of Pomfret, Vermont this morning, I was overlooking the scene at “The Pinnacle,” which is a special place a neighbor is gracious enough to allow me to visit whenever I like. It was a clear morning and I got to the top about 30 minutes before the sunrise. It was about 38 degrees and the wind was blowing hard. I grabbed an extra coat as I left the house but it still was chilly. I could see for miles in every direction. Killington mountain is about 35 miles away and I could see the ski slopes.

Colorful fall foliage surrounds the First Congregational Church in North Pomfret, Vermont. (Loren Fisher/LorenPhotos.com)

Colorful fall foliage surrounds the First Congregational Church in North Pomfret, Vermont.

I have been wanting to be at the top all week to see the sun light up the fall foliage on the hills and in the valley. The weather hadn’t cooperated until today. I was anxious to see how much damage the recent wind and rain had done. The foliage was nice and scenery is spectacular any time of year. I knew the North Pomfret Congregational Church would stand out among the trees. Since there hasn’t been a hard, killing frost, the red leaves are missing, so the scene wasn’t what I was hoping to see, but it is still very nice. There is always next year.

See Loren’s photos fall foliage photos this year.

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