I spent the past weekend in one of my favorite areas of Vermont, hoping to capture some beautiful fall colors. An outdoor lover’s paradise, the Northeast Kingdom is home to the Kingdom Trails, rated as one of the top five mountain biking networks in the world. Occupying the northeast corner of Vermont, the Northeast Kingdom has over 200 lakes and ponds, miles of hiking trails, and unlimited photohgraphic potential. Unfortunately, the leaves were all gone during my stay. Apparently the season was 10 days early this year, so we’ll try again next season. I tried heading west towards Stowe to see if my luck would change, but aside from slightly more color, most of the leaves were gone. I’m going to concentrate on the lower Hidson Valley for the following two weeks, and hopefully there are some suprises.