A Beautiful Fall Day
Now Autumn’s fire burns slowly along the woods and day by day the dead leaves fall and melt. ~ William Allingham
Today was just a really wonderful day, the kind of day you hope to have when you’re on the road. First, I was in Plattsburgh, NY a place I went to college. The thing is when I toured SUNY Plattsburgh, the tour guide told me it was a really special place. I rolled my eyes, it would be my third college and honestly a college was a college was my thought. I was wrong. My time at SUNY Plattsburgh would turn out to be three of the best years of my life, I’ve held on to more lifelong friends from there than I have from anywhere else I’ve been. Sure, I was lucky to be around good people, sure I was making better decisions in my life at that time, sure there were great staff and faculty at the institution but I maintain there is something really special about that college and I’m far from alone in that opinion.
So I started the morning having breakfast with a close friend from those days and one of the staff members that was really helpful to me while I was there. It was great to catch up, the conversation was lively and deep, not just the silly chit chat you often get from folks. I left to head for a cemetery near Montpelier, VT to do some photography. It was a really crisp fall day, I love this time of year in the Northeast. It was around 40 degrees, the kind of cold fall air that when you draw it in stings just a bit but the air tastes clean and clear. It also helps that I was driving through multicolored landscapes, as if nature had decided to turn Monet loose and let him do his thing on a global scale.
I’ve been photographing the fall colors for the last week, I’ll have some cemetery posts coming out soon, but tonight, just a pile of fall color photos, enjoy and have a happy day my friends. ~ Rev Kane