Monday, October 15, 2012

October and Autumn

Just before the death of flowers,
And before they are buried in snow,
There comes a festival season
When nature is all aglow.

(author unknown)

I’m in Maryland now, visiting for the month of October and present for the turning of the leaves. Before I left New York State, however, there was a burst of glory as our NYS leaves made their transition from green to glorious reds, yellows and golds, as seen above on downtown Corning’s Market Street.

West end of Market Street, beside Community Bank N.A. drive-thru…

Bridge Street, looking toward Corning’s southwest hill residential area.

A new business presents itself…

Stepping out of Corning ~ I rode to Watkins Glen with my daughter to join my grandson’s kindergarten class at Reisinger’s Apple Country. While there I introduced myself to a photographer and asked permission to use photos I’d taken of him and his subjects. Turns out he’s from Corning.

So, I’m introducing Lee Speary of Lee Speary Photography ~ Outside the Box.

Showing the ladies a pose…

As I said, I’m in Maryland. Had to grab my camera when I saw this morning’s sunrise.

A reddish sunrise, caused by particles suspended in the air, often foreshadows an approaching storm, which will be arriving from the east, within the day.

And as I typed this last part of today’s blog, it began raining.


  1. It is glorious in your beautiful town my friend during autumn :)

    Choc Chip Uru

  2. Wonderful pictures! And I like the way you wrote your post :-)
    Is it me or are autumn colors a little late this year?
    Enjoy Maryland!

    1. Thanks, Carine. Not only do they seem late, but here in MD they seem stuck as though they're not going to change colors anymore and will soon drop off the trees. Yet... it was 77-degrees F. here today!


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