Temperatures in the 70's F (low 20's Celsius) and lots of sunshine - not our typical fall weather. I pinch myself almost daily, wondering when it will end.
We have had so much early color, I want to share it with you, my valued blog readers, as we begin a new month. I welcome new readers from the couple of blog challenges I am in this month with a visual treat - I do this every Wednesday, reflecting something about the current season we are in.
sericea, my friend's sister thinks. I found this growing in Sapsucker Woods near Ithaca, which is a bird sanctuary run by Cornell University.
I can't say enough nice things about Sapsucker Woods, which is a bit more than an hour's drive from where I live. There are many nature trails, most of them level and easy to walk (important to me, as my right knee isn't in the best shape). The visitors center is fantastic, and so is the birding. When I go somewhere, the birds hide and mock me with their calls - saying, no doubt, stuff like "hidefromher! hide hide hide" in bird language. And, best of all, it is free.
If you are a birder, Sapsucker Woods will be a place you can spend most of the day.
Upstate New York - so many people, when they think "New York State", think New York City. New York City is just a small part of our beautiful state.
What kind of scenery do you have where you live?