This laneway of maples revealed Vermont’s seasonal changes to me. I saw it first in wintertime and when I came back down that road in the spring, I knew just what I had to do: take a shot of each season. Summer (top right) was hardest; its muted greens couldn’t compare to the richness of spring. So I shot in the rain, an old trick learned working Japanese gardens in the rainy season. The rain saturates nature with rich reflections and deeper colors.
Vermont’s Suite of Seasons: Sugar maples shade a quiet country road on the Gonyaw farm in America’s Green Mountain State.The Gonyaws have made sweet, amber syrup from this 1800-tree orchard for generations.