Around these parts, Columbus Day weekend is prime viewing time for the 'leaf peepers'. Early Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday mornings the buses will be streaming up Route 25 heading over to North Conway and the Kangamangus Highway in New Hampshire. On the water, the Brilliance of the Seas, a ship in the Royal Caribbean line, will be making two stops this long weekend. They'll be buses heading off DownEast towards Freeport and further along to Camden to take in the foliage sights. It's all about color, color, color this weekend. Me? I'll be doing some contemplation and deep thinking about why our maples out front (pictured is not one of ours) are not turning the brillant reds, oranges and yellows for about the third year in a row. They basically have gone from their green of August to dull yellow-browns in early October. Also, usually this weekend they are still hanging on for dear life. Today, our two big trees are bare to the bone. What's that all about? I might have to call the foliage doctor. Got his number?