Welcome to Color My World Tuesday, a day to look around at what colors the world happy.
Fall took its good old-time arriving here in Western New York, but it did not disappoint.
Autumn is a time of year that shines in the Northeast if it sticks around long enough before winter sets in. We still have daytime temps in the upper 50’s and 60’s, with night-time in the upper 30’s to upper 40’s. Tonight is our first freeze if it even hits the City. The sugars are moving in the trees to give us some nice color.
Each year I show the color in the State Parks because that is where the big trees grow. Also because with the dry summers, trees around the Falls benefit from all the mist the Falls stirs up.
The trees growing in the Niagara Gorge will soon be bare. Some are already.
I did something different this year in my hunt for pretty Fall leaves which you will see coming up. I looked for them before they hit the ground, trapped like an insect caught in a web.
One year I captured them in photos dropping to the ground, stopping their fall midair in the post, Literally, It’s Fall. Another year, I turned them into art in Lotsa Leaves and Leaves Have Color, Too.
The wind sang a shrill song and the leaves danced a tango. Earlier in the day, before I went on the Maid of the Mist boat tour, the skies were blue. They quickly filled with clouds. Later in the afternoon, the same thing happened, bright blue skies became a quick carpet of rolling clouds.
Such is Western New York, a place where weather prediction is an art.
The park meadow is turning tawny browns and gold, and all the insect life is still.
Sun always makes the leaves glow. Playing peek-a-boo with the sun today made me be quick on the shutter. In one minute, the sun gone the next.
Now that you took the kaleidoscope of color tour… make sure to stop back for Leaves Stuck in Nature’s Limbo. It is another Fall post loaded with color.