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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Celebrate the Season!

Fall Reflections

It's Fall! My most favorite season. I miss the cool, crisp smell of autumn days in Upstate NY where I spent the majority of my life. It's this time of year that makes me yearn for trips to the apple orchards to pick apples, drink hot cider, make applesauce, smell fresh apple fritters, sneak a caramel apple, run through piles of fallen leaves, and enjoy the amazing colors of the blazing trees.

Gourd Rugby

It's also the season of craft shows. I love the amazing products crafted by imaginative artisans using almost anything and everything! People can be so very creative and crafty!

While I reminisce, I miss all the wonderful lodges and inns of the Adirondacks and Catskills. So many lovely quaint buildings nestled in so very many lovely places.
This is a skyline look at Mohonk Mountain House. An imposing resort hotel outside of New Paltz in the Hudson Valley.

This is a view of life on the river here in Oregon where I took a little liberty to add a bit more color to the fall trees. Usually I see more golden and brown and seldom see any vibrant orange or reds, I must have been thinking of the lakes in the Adirondacks!

I've driven down this road and watched the leaves become airborn again in the rear view mirror.

It's fall! I can almost smell it.


Joann said...

Beautiful work.

Marlene said...

Oh Lee those are wonderful pictures, you did capture life on the River here in Oregon. Fall is so beautiful here.

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