A few days ago as my husband and I were driving up Route 3 in northern Oswego County into Jefferson County, I was really inspired by the glow of the country landscape. It's not quite fall yet - still summer actually, but only for a few more days.
The countryside was all a-glow. Washed in a golden hue. Not bright yellow, but a warm golden color. A nice end-of-summer day. This is the time of year when the leaves are still holding on to the trees, but the color is fading from the bright luster greens to the yellow-greens before the trees change into their full autumn color and glory.
|Great Blue Heron|
|Maple Ridge Wind Farm, Lowville, NY (Lewis County)|
|I'm not sure what kind of butterfly this is. I think it might be a Silver-border fritillary.|
|Giant Swallowtail Butterfly|
It's also that time of year when the salmon are heading upstream in the local rivers. Pulaski and Oswego are popular fishing spots for salmon.
|These salmon were caught in Lake Ontario |
off of Henderson Harbor in early September.
So as we say good bye to summer,
let us welcome the new season of Autumn!
"Don't cry because it's over,
smile because it happened."
~ Dr. Seuss
This is a great time of year to get out and enjoy the beautiful end of summer. Go for a ride and pick some apples at a local farm stand or go for a hike in the woods!
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