Saturday, October 12, 2013

Colors are peaking

It looks like colors are peaking now. These pictures were taken in the woods of Altamont, NY.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Fall colors are getting more intense

Fall colors are getting more intense. Sumac is one of the first to show vivid reds. The next six weeks are going to be a lot of fun!


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Cold nights, warm days, and transition of colors

I think that September and October are my favorite months in the Helderbergs. Now the colors start to transition from vibrant summer pinks to colors we associate with autumn: yellow, red, beige, brown, purple. The weather has been changing almost from hour to hour. Two nights ago the temperature was in low 40s, but today (93F) is extremely hot and humid and even early morning it felt like we were in a sauna. We are expecting a big thunderstorm so tomorrow a lot of delicate flowers will be destroyed. I was lucky to take an early morning walk that yielded a lot of pictures. Enjoy!

Apple growers in New York State predict a big crop this year, 100% or more than in an average year. We have several apple trees on our piece of land and they are loaded with fruit. The same goes for crab apples. This is one of the trees growing in our enclosure; the color of these very small crab apples is very intense.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

A seven-year-old picture: the Helderberg Hills

I was cleaning my hard drive today and came across this picture that I took in 2006. The camera I was using was really not good at all by these days' standards so I had to resort to some heavy enhancements. I can't repeat this shot any longer as trees around our property are obscuring the view