Wednesday, October 24, 2012

October transitions into November....

in the Mohawk valley, summer seems to transition into autumn very quickly. In the blink of an eye the leaves drop with the temperature, and the hot sunny summer is replaced with a cold, rainy and brooding autumn....below some images I took in between the cold damp rains
Grape Leaves & Autumn Sunset
Barn in Sauquoit
Dunrovin Farm in Paris
Chicken & Gourds

Thursday, October 11, 2012

October Images...

Autumn is a lovely time to visit the Root Glen in Clinton. A favorite spot near the Japanese pagoda. The leaves this day were cast a yellow glow on the Glen as the leaves were just past peak.
Jogging along near Westmoreland,NY affords one a little more time to take in and enjoy the brief seasonal color here in the Mohawk Valley. One reason I have always enjoyed my outdoor runs.
Kayaking is great this time of the year in the Adirondacks to enjoy the foliage and solitude, as well as the noticeable lack of bugs. Being in Zone 4 the leaves start turning a few weeks earlier than the Mohawk Valley, but if you time it right that gives you that much more time to enjoy the beautiful sights, sounds, tastes and smells of autumn in Upstate NY.
Breathtaking views of Utica from the first ski hill. Since the company hired to run the ski hill dug up the bottom and turned into a green season eyesore, I usually come up Valley View or the 2nd ski hill next to the zoo. Avoiding the Eagle is still recommended due to the well publicized lewd exploits of some of the characters that park or perhaps parked there.
We had the first official frost of the season here in my Whitesboro garden. Sunflowers seem to express their disapproval!