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!

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