Thursday, September 24, 2015

Throwback Thursday - The Last True Days of Fall

I was intrigued by a comment by someone who lives in a climate where they never truly have an autumn.

On the other hand, in upstate New York, where I live, we are blessed (normally) with beautiful falls.

For my readers who don't have "fall", I am bringing you a taste of it today from 2013.

It is a bittersweet time, as the beauty of fall means the coming of winter.  But now, from the comfort of your computer chair, you can enjoy some coming attractions of our fall season, which is just starting.

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 comment:

  1. I traveled one October to see changing leaves. We do get changing leaves here, but at weird times. I guess this all sounds odd to someone who's used to having seasons.

    It's technically fall, but today our high was in the lower 90s. We're still in shorts and happy that the air conditioners still work. We're hoping for cooler temps soon--looks like we'll dip into the 80s next week. So, we're in the midst of wildfire season, and we're hoping for a wet "winter" (although what we consider freezing cold the rest of the country falls out of their chairs laughing over).


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