Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fall Fancies - The Last True Days of Fall

Fall, to us in upstate New York, is a fleeting thing.

It is the short season of trees turning color - of red, yellow, and brown - before the snow starts to fall.

Monday, it was mild, hitting 60 degrees.  Yesterday started out mild, before the cold came in, with a taste of bitter wind.  A little after 4:30 I took my exercise walk with my spouse, as the sun shone in our eyes.  The sun gets lower every day.

Tonight, we will be getting our killing frost.  And, we may also be getting our first snow flurries, if you believe the National Weather Service.

But for now, red, yellow, and brown rule the land.

Mushroom and burning bush, West Side of Binghamton.

Otsiningo Park, near Binghamton, New York.

Knotwood, an invasive plant, turns yellow in Otsiningo Park.
Tree on the West Side of Binghamton.

Soon, we will have the last of our fall color.

A burning bush glows.  In just a few days these leaves will be a distant memory.

Fall will last until December 21 on the calendar but, for us in upstate New York, it will be gone by the end of the month.  Let's enjoy it while it lasts.


  1. Gorgeous pics! Fall colors are so pretty. They last a little longer here in Georgia :)

  2. Isn't it glorious, Alana, how the colors seem to get brighter and brighter and brighter and then--boom!--the leaves fall and it's winter. One last hurrah! Thanks for sharing yours with us. Our burning bushes all died in the drought last summer!

  3. Having moved to CA recently, I miss being able to look on a hillside at a sea of red, orange and yellow. Beautiful pics!

  4. BEAUTIFUL pictures! Wow! I live in Minnesota and our fall seemed to come and go in a flash! Thanks for sharing!

  5. So glad you shared those beautiful fall colors with me. The burning bush is amazing. And I have to report that I can now see the golden leaves of a flowering chestnut out of my back window. I DO have some autumn leaves to share.

  6. What gorgeous, Autumnal colours! (Especially the burning bush) wow!


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