Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Fall Fancies - Nature's Coloring Book

Here it is, October 28, and our trees in upstate New York are still proudly displaying fall color.

Consider this selection, from the past three days:

A Japanese maple, on the west side of Binghamton, New York.
A magnolia, near the Broome County Courthouse in Binghamton, New York.

A selection of young trees on the campus of Binghamton University.

And my personal favorite - I have no idea what kind of bush this is, but I love what nature has doodled within its leaves.  No, this is not an exotic houseplant.  It's ore like Nature's coloring book.

Alas, for us, the fall season is almost over.  On the hills surrounding Binghamton, more and more trees are bare.  Here in the valley, it is almost a matter of days. We've already had several frosts. We've already had our first snow (no real accumulation, but just wait a few days).

Winter is just around the corner.  Soon, white will reign.

Enjoy the color while you can.

To that end, my "falling Friday" will celebrate more fall this Friday.

What is your weather like today?

12 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures. It has been pouring rain all night. Probably nothing left on the trees now.

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    1. It's sad when that happens - the rain and wind left enough leaves on our trees, which I am happy for.

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  2. We had a lovely warm spring day today, down the southeast of Australia. I agree - those leaves are stunning, and describing it as Nature's colouring book is very appropriate.

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    1. Thank you - glad to have you as a visitor to my Northern Hemisphere blog.

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  3. Such wonderful colours of fall! Loved them...In my city, it's still raining at nights and it's a tad bit hot during the day!

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    1. That's what I love about blogging - reading blogs from all over the world, and getting a taste of life elsewhere.

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  4. I am enjoying fall here. So pretty with all the colors everywhere. I loved the pictures, Alana, especially that last one. :)

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  5. Beautiful! Enjoy your autumn while it lasts.

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  6. Beautiful! Our trees in Indiana are full of color too. After today's wind and rain, more and more have found their way to the ground.

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  7. Oooh, pretty. I've seen a few trees with splotches of changing leaves. I guess it hasn't gotten cool enough at night for it. (Down into the 60s, though, so not too bad.)

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  8. What magnificent trees. I love the deep pink on the Japanese maple. It's relatively mild here in the UK, so most of the trees haven't dropped their leaves yet.

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  9. Sure some pretty trees. Any snow there yet? Last Sunday hubby and I went up in mts and no snow there yet.
    Coffee is on

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