Maine Color - Blueberry Field, Ellsworth, Maine

While driving to Acadia after our Maine Photo Tour, my buddy Jeff Clow did what he does best to find the off-the-beaten-track spots. He said to me, "Why don't you turn down this unpaved road and find out if there is anything there worth shooting?" Usually when he says that, the payoff is terrific. This was the case as we drove a little ways down the road. The colors of the foliage were on full display very quickly. We had luckily timed our tour with the peak of the Maine foliage season. It was late this year and both we and our tour participants were rewarded for it. 

I have lived in New England for over 20 years but had never seen the ground change colors from green to red. Trees and bushes yes, ground no. We found out later that this was a huge blueberry field and blueberry plants change color with the season (who knew?). In any case, the colors just popped for us even though the ground and trees were in the shade due to the cloud cover. Maybe I should have titled this post "Blueberry Field Forever?"