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The Best and the Brightest, #NewEnglandFall

2013 September 30

Greetings from New England!Each Monday we write about the New England environment and way of life seen through our local perspective. Previous posts

By Jeanethe Falvey

Everything is starting to taste like pumpkin, the fancy squash are out on the streets, and the cool air is bringing on thoughts of apple crisp and pie. Summer wasn’t even over on the calendar before I overdid it on the maple sugar candy. Fall is simply glorious in New England, thank goodness. Summer’s end would be downright depressing if it weren’t for the vivid tones that will soon overtake our landscape and the scent of cinnamon and spice everywhere.

Photo of fall leaves by Jeanethe Falvey, Cannon Mountain, NH

Photo by Jeanethe Falvey, Cannon Mountain, NH

The summer bunches are already replaced with early “leaf peepers.” Contrary to popular thought, these are not tiny toads, but larger, two-legged beings. You can spot them donning elongated bifocals and the latest flannel fashions from our finest outdoors outfitters. Peak season for sightings is between September and November.

We’re proud of our leaves, it’s true. So, from the Boston office, we hope you’ll join us in celebrating and embracing this beautiful time of year by sharing your photos with State of the Environment. This has been an ongoing EPA documentary of our environment today, created by your photos. While the project is not just about what’s beautiful, rather about what’s real, they’re often the same thing.

We’ll share our favorite submissions here over the coming weeks, and we have a sneaking suspicion they’ll also be shared at www.epa.gov/stateoftheenvironment as well. We do, after all, have a homegrown advantage …

Join us to document the best and brightest of our #NewEnglandFall.  Here’s how: _________________________________________________________________________________

  1. Take your camera or camera-phone next time you go apple-picking, pumpkin-patching, scenic-carpooling.
  2. Sign up for Flickr (it’s free) and go to www.flickr.com/groups/ourenvironment
  3. Click “Join Group.”
  4. Upload your photos and follow the guide below to share your favorites with us.
  5. Please put #NewEnglandFall in the title, description, or as a tag. This will help us locate it among the many other photos flying in from around the world. You can also tell us where the photo was taken.

Note: if you’re new to Flickr, it may take a few days for your friends to see the photo in the group. This is a normal, Flickr thing and it’s simply to verify that your account is sharing appropriate photos. _________________________________________________________________________________
In Flickr, your uploaded photos will look like this (below). The three-dot option to the right opens up the option to share further into the Flickr-sphere.

Photo of how to use Flickr.

We look forward to seeing your splendid shots. Please let us know here if you have questions or comments.  In the meantime, enjoy the slideshow below: scenes from our world today, thanks to you.

State of the Environment is open to pictures of our lives and planet as you see it. Individual scenes, taken together, build the larger picture of our environment today. Photos taken from 2011 until the end of 2013 may be submitted on Flickr. All levels of photography experience and skill are welcome.

State of the Environment is open to pictures of our lives and planet as you see it. Individual scenes, taken together, build the larger picture of our environment today. Photos taken from 2011 until the end of 2013 may be submitted on Flickr. All levels of photography experience and skill are welcome.

About the author: Jeanethe Falvey, State of the Environment project lead, writes from EPA’s Office of External Affairs and Environmental Education, and is having her fill of pumpkin lattes in Boston, Massachusetts.

Editor's Note: The opinions expressed here are those of the author. They do not reflect EPA policy, endorsement, or action, and EPA does not verify the accuracy or science of the contents of the blog.

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8 Responses leave one →
  1. Tek taş Modelleri permalink
    September 30, 2013

    Thanks your pics and informations. Each Monday we write about the New England environment and way of life seen through our local perspective

  2. Arman.- permalink
    October 1, 2013

    So Cool………..!!!

    When I watch your Photos any moments,it’s so sweet,like Fall season which spread everything on the ground, and leaved summer that was fun, and hoping nice moments are come true. So,we should says good
    bye nightmare and disasters…….!!!

  3. DbaiG permalink
    October 11, 2013

    Yes Jeanethe, Fall is always attractive, glorious and beautiful time of year. With the crisp air of autumn comes the chance to experience another facet of nature that is so attractive. There are a lot of things that let me fall in love with this, “SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness”. The viewing of autumn leaves is my favorite activity in this season so I am ready with my camera.
    Dbaig

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    October 12, 2013

    thank you for this nice article and your photo offer.I would like to join.sincerely

  5. gollumelite permalink
    October 14, 2013

    Nice post i go subscribe to : Sign up for Flickr (it’s free) and go to http://www.flickr.com/groups/ourenvironment !
    Thanks for the information !
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  6. Jeanethe permalink
    November 19, 2013

    Hello everyone and thank you for your comments! I would love to see your pictures. We plan to showcase the fall photos together in an upcoming post so please submit them this week at http://www.flickr.com/groups/ourenvironment.

    Let us know of any trouble here, or as a comment to us through Flickr.

    Best wishes,

    Jeanethe

  7. Viraj Puri permalink
    November 19, 2013

    I am reader of your blog. My name is Viraj Puri, interested in reading, writing and blogging. I also create a teen blog about bullying and how can be stopped it.

  8. Justin permalink
    February 4, 2014

    Great post .thank you

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