It would appear that the early and rather unexpected snowfall we experienced this past Thursday more or less finished off the foliage. But there’s no denying that it was a beautiful season, full of the brilliant colors we expect here in the Northeast.
Autumn got off to a later-than-normal start and the trees were slower in their transformation, but when they finally got around to it, it was definitely a feast for the eyes. And we had some pretty spectacular weather as well…lots of warm temps and blue skies…until the snow this past week! As they say, however, that’s the beauty of living in this section of the country; we can experience temperatures in the 80’s one week and then find ourselves dealing with snow just 7 days later. Crazy!
The older I get, the less I love the winter. I LOVE the beauty of a fresh snowfall, the smell of really cold air and burning leaves, or a roaring fireplace. I love it all. A lot. Not so much a fan of freezing to death all the time, biting winds, and most especially driving on icy roads. But this is where so many of us have grown up and we have become accustomed to, and even appreciative of, the change of seasons. So bring it on, Winter, we’ve got this.
As the autumn is winding down, I thought I would share some photos of the scenery and foliage we were lucky enough to experience in this beautiful area we all live in and love.
So many beautiful mornings at the Oklahoma Track…gorgeous fog and slanting sunrays!
I think some of the most brilliant (and, certainly, my favorite) trees can be found at St. Peter’s Cemetery.
I caught this beautiful view one gloomy morning as I was leaving Congress Park and heading toward the Visitor’s Center.
Yaddo is beautiful and serene, no matter what season it is!
And, finally, a couple of photos from the absolutely gorgeous walk I took just yesterday up and down North Broadway…the day after the snow. If you look closely, you can still see the snow in the photos.
Stay warm, everybody, and enjoy every moment of every season! xoxo