Amidst our super busy lives, we all like to grab a cup of coffee and stare at the sky for a couple of moments in the evening. A song from your favorite playlist makes that time even more worthwhile. Some people even have a forte of capturing the wonderful sceneries on cameras and phones. Their hunger for aesthetics keeps them exploring new places around the world. However, did you ever think fallen leaves could be beautiful? That’s what ‘Leaf peeping’ justifies.
Leaf peeping is a term used in the United States to elucidate the activity in which people from all around the world travel to places in the U.S. and New England to view and capture the fall foliage. The leaves change their colour in autumn and people get a chance to experience the beautiful fall season in the upper Midwest. Some people from different European cities form groups and travel specifically for leaf-peeping which are also called foliage tours. It is a beautiful and intriguing experience of witnessing the autumn leaves turning to their reddish-orange shade and expressing love and positive vibes through nature. The students and authorities from Northeastern University witness the activity on their campus in Boston and the views were breathtaking. It is also said and believed by the natives that the autumn season is the season of affection and positivity and hence it is awaited every year by both children and adults. People in large numbers come together with their families to carry out this activity and experience those peaceful moments with views that are a treat to the human eye. Leaf peeping is also a significant part of the American culture as it marks their authenticity and also beautifies their places with its natural essence. Some people who follow this event as a hobby like to refer their gatherings as leaf-peepshows. There is a similar custom in Japan which is known as momijigari. Many people take part in this, with the cities of Nikko and Kyoto being particularly famous destinations.
The joy you get out of beautiful and peaceful scenery is exceptional. It helps in gaining gratitude towards nature. So if you are one for superlative views and wonders of nature, you should surely experience Leaf peeping this fall season. It’s the once in a lifetime kind experience.