Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wildflower Wednesday - Fall Kicks Into Gear

The wildflower are just about gone, here in upstate NY.  We continue our stately march into fall and fall color, which more than makes up for the death of the wildflowers.  This year, as I've mentioned before, it seems that each tree is marching to the beat of its own drummer.  Next to green trees are trees in progress of turning.

As Sunday (when I took these pictures) was somewhat gloomy, the colors are muted.

On the Vestal Rail Trail, I saw this hickory turning yellow, surrounded by still green trees.

I am not sure what this is but I thought it would make a good picture. I loved the contrast against the bare trees in front of it.
Nor do I know what this purple plant was, but it sure was pretty.

I actually took this picture a couple of weeks ago on the trail, because this is one of the first plants to turn.  Lovely red color but don't touch....poison ivy.

This last picture, taken near Owego, was one I could not resist.  Birch trees in standing water from our recent flood.  Some low lying areas are going to be very slow to recover.  Owego especially was very hard hit.
Happy fall to my readers!


  1. Beautiful, as always. I didn't know poison ivy could be read... note to self! :-)

  2. Happy fall! Yes, I do miss fall color - though we even get a bit right here.


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