Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Fall Fancies-To Make the Season Bright

This is the last Wednesday of fall here in upstate New York.
Wild Asters September 2014
In the past three months we have transitioned from beautiful fall wildflowers....
Red Leaves October 29 the season of leaf changing...
December 10
and, finally, to snow.

Now we settle into winter. I sometimes envy the trees that lose their leaves and go dormant.  They don't notice the ice, the snow, or the cold winds.
Office building, downtown Binghamton, NY
We humans decorate for the holidays "to make the season bright".  But soon, it will be the New Year.  The lights and the decorated trees will come down, and we will be left with only the beauty of nature to sustain us in the coming hard months.
Owego, New York

What will we go through before the days lengthen and the breezes blow warmly again? That will be the story told by my Wednesday winter feature, Winter Wonders.  Join me every Wednesday in winter for something related to the season.

One day, the first outdoor flowers will bloom and the cycle will begin again.


  1. I love the red leaves image from October- gorgeous!
    I'd love to go to New York one day.

  2. So, you are a tale of two cities? Nice to visit and I look forward to the Winter Wednesdays. Fun!

  3. Hi Alana,
    Your flowers are beautiful. We light to make the winter bright--beautiful. I'm from New York.

  4. Hi Alana,

    Enjoyed your post today! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and these beautiful pictures of the seasons :)

  5. Lovely photos, once again. Looking forward to your new winter feature!

  6. Love the photos.

    Winter brings with it a certain wisdom that allows us the space to draw inward to improve our outer life. May it bless us all.

  7. The transitions are so vibrant and challenging, festive and sobering, truly reflective of the season where materialism and reflection often collide, and all we can do is catch our breath sometimes while we're trying to keep up.


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