Friday, November 10, 2017

Final Fall #SkywatchFriday

It had to happen eventually. Fall is leaving us with a suddenness we did not expect, here in upstate New York, after record warmth.

We only got our first frost, at my house, on Wednesday morning.  It's the latest first frost ever in my 31 years here.

Today we may well get our first snow flurries.  We are luckier than other parts of the United States, but perhaps, not for that much longer.

My thoughts wander back to Wednesday.  It was so beautifully sunny.
So cloudless.

Yesterday, the minutes after sunrise were so promising, as downtown Binghamton was bathed in a golden hour glow.

But, by sundown, it was overcast, which is normal for us in November (and December, and January....).  Suddenly, though, there was a break in the clouds, and the sunlight glowed even as the sun disappeared below the horizon.
Downtown Binghamton, New York, November 9
And the sky, for a few minutes, was blue again.

Join Yogi and the other watchers of the sky at #SkywatchFriday, where you can click and click and see skies from all over the world.  Will you join us?

18 comments:

  1. Beautiful Autumn color!
    Have a great week-end!

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    1. Thank you, Lea! We are entering the time of year where I wish I was in the South...

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  2. Aha! Your leaves are also falling quickly. That's what happens when the autumnal changes come so late in the year.

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    1. The wind helped the leaves alone but yes, our redbud literally shed its leaves overnight.

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  3. Looks like there are still some pretty colors around you. We back up to woods and I'm looking out at mostly empty tree limbs.

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    1. We had high winds last night and this morning. Probably not too many leaves left now. In our bitter weather, I wasn't about to look.

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  4. Pretty fall colors, and I like the downtown shot. Almost a bit eerie looking.

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    1. Thank you. Today, we had snow squalls. Now, that was a sight, too.

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  5. We have had a late fall ourselves and the wind has come up and so we are going to lose our leaves very soon.

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    1. Now, we are one day closer to winter.

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  6. I love all the golden colors this time of year.

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    1. Yes, shades of gold, and, yes, red and rust.

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  7. Fall happens to my fav! The sky looks happy!

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