Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Fantastic Fall - Fall is Back

The weather has been so surprising for so many.  Tragic for some, such as the residents of the southeast United States subjected to wild fires and drought.

Tornadoes in Louisiana and the tragic wildfires in the Gatlinsburg/Pigeon Forge, Tennessee area.  It's been many years since I visited that area - a lot of its beauty is now in ashes.   Over 14,000 people evacuated with scant moments to spare, as the fires appeared (according to eyewitness accounts) "out of nowhere".  It is almost impossible to imagine, but, through blogging, I know at least one person whose family was affected. The coming days will be hard for all these people.

But, here in the Southern Tier of upstate New York, our snow has melted and fall has returned.
Some of our trees still have colored leaves. One of the last is at the Broome County Courthouse in Binghamton.  This is what it looked like on November 28 on a rare sunny, somewhat mild, day.

Winter will return soon enough, and will return for good.  In the meantime, enjoy this last glimpse of fall.

Day 30 of NaBloPoMo.

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations on completing NaBloPoMo and thanks for visiting my blog during the challenge! Love that you are blogging about upstate New York and hope to stop back.

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  2. The 50+ mph winds we had last week denuded all our arbors! Glad to see you still have some stalwarts.

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  3. Ah! Such lovely color against the sky. Fall brings out the beauty.

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  4. I heard about the fires. Terrible.

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  5. Our temperatures are forecast to hit the high 30s tonight. Maybe fall has arrived here as well.

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  6. So sad to see so many pictures of the devastation of that fire. It's lovely to be able to see a last bit of the beautiful fall colors.

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  7. Your photos of the last glimpse of fall are beautiful and sending good thoughts to all those who were affected in the southeast.

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