Thursday, August 21, 2014

Late Summer Color

Let's take a  short August walk on the Vestal Rail Trail in Vestal, New York (near Binghamton) and see what beauty nature has in store for us.  Many times, we have hot and humid weather here in August.  It's been cooler than normal here and now we are in a rain pattern.  We've actually had some pleasant days, too, though.  Amazing, for August.

Glowing rosehips in a late morning sun.
Honeysuckle berries.
Cherries.  Where this tree came from, I have no idea.  You don't normally find cherries growing wild here - at least, I've never seen it.
Yellow jewelweed.  The trail also has an orange variety.
And sumac.  Soon enough, the sumac leaves will be turning orange.  This is one of the first plants to get its fall foliage.

Our crickets have been "cricketing" for the last two and a half weeks or so, and the signs of late summer are obvious.

I am grateful for many things - the chance to enjoy nature, the opportunity to walk with my spouse, the financial resources to allow me to own an iPhone, and the ability to walk the full length of the trail.

What color is around you today?


  1. Beautiful photos! And love the gratitude list. Thank you for sharing. :)

  2. Great photos! I am loving all the colours at this time of year.

  3. I'd be grateful for all your blessings too. I'm glad you appreciate them. At the moment, we have roses outside my study window and at the boundary fence before the field, blackberries. At the front, the hydrangea flowers are turning green blushed with either pink or blue although there are still some bright colors amongst the 40 or so flowers.


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