Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Fancies - Over the Rainbow

This past weekend, we made a trip from our home in upstate New York to a New York City suburb.

We pass through mountains called the Catskills. Many of the trees in the mountains were already bare.

We were greeted by this sight soon after getting to our destination.  You can't see it too well, but starting about at the center tall tree and then going upward and to the left, there is a rainbow.

I wanted to treat you to some other photos from that day.

This is the Hudson River, the mighty river that runs some 315 miles long, mostly through eastern New York State, before it ends in New York Harbor. 

On a nice day the river would have been lined with sailboats enjoying the fall foliage.

In grade school, we who grow up in New York City learn about the Hudson, and how, for part of its length, it is actually a salt water estuary.  And, it is a lot cleaner than it was when I was growing up in the 50's and early 60's.

Along the Hudson are many historic river towns, some of which I have visited, and others which I need to.
This was taken on the historic Taconic Parkway.  This portion was built in the 1930s.

Another view, the fall colors muted due to the clouds. On the left side, in the distance, you can see some of the historic stone walls that line portions of the parkway.

So many people think that New York State is New York City, a city noted more for its tall buildings and cultural heritage than its natural beauty.

There is so much more to New York State than New York City, although New York City is well worth the visit.

And, although I don't always like making this trip due to my back problems, I must admit that the scenery can be inspiring.

How did you spend this past weekend?

4 comments:

  1. I would love to spend time exploring New York State - it must be beautiful! Thanks for sharing your photos and experience.

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  2. I love your photos they are very lovely, makes one think of having a road trip just for the fun of it. Thanks for the share.

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  3. One thing I love about living in New England is the change in seasons. This post is inspiring me to get in the car this weekend enjoy the fall foliage. I just hope the heavy rain and winds don't blow all the leaves from the trees. Thanks for sharing the view out your window.

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  4. Last weekend, I took my normal walk along the roadside beside a single strip of tudor-style cottages surrounded by fields on either side of the road. The horse chestnuts have dropped half their leaves and the conkers are squashed so at least I don't have to worry about dodging flying shrapnel.

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