06 October, 2009

Autumn Roadtrip

This past weekend, we had to go to upstate New York to attend the funeral of my husband's uncle. It gave us an opportunity to visit all the family. He was a veteran and had a military funeral. It was very impressive.

The following day we took the dog for a walk at Otsiningo Park. It is a county park in Broome County, near Binghamton, NY. It sure was a beautiful fall day.
These trees haven't turned color yet, but the geese seem happy.
I enjoy looking at the geese, but they leave a lot of goose poop to walk around. lol

On Sunday, we went to a fall festival at Sky Lake, a Methodist retreat. The leaves were at their peak here.

I love how the colored leaves are reflected in the water.

The colored leaves are a lot further along here than in Pennsylvania.

We watched some folks make apple cider.

There were crafts, food and music, too. This pretty bird sure could talk up a storm.

We left to go back home on Monday. On the way back, we stopped so I could take a shot of this railroad bridge.

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Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great photos - thanks for sharing.

Kat said...

Beautiful photos and I love the Parrot! Have a great day!

Ebie said...

You took lovely shots on this outdoor trip. Beautiful fall foliage and I love the photo of the bridge. I have enjoyed this virtual tour.

Thank you for sharing.

Jane said...

Beautiful photos! I love the geese. (I have parrots next door...and wild parrots flying overhead most days. They're the relatives of "runaways" from Sunken Gardens, a botanical garden in St. Petersburg, FL.

Jane (Artfully Graced)

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful photos! The colors are just stunning, I especially love the shots of the trees reflected in the water. And I really love that railroad bridge - what a beautiful spot. Thanks for stopping by! Kathy

Martha said...

Lovely photos -- love the outdoors this time of year. Mother Nature sure knows what she is doing!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful place to visit. You did a great job with the photos. You are right, the leaves here in Pa. are not as far along...they are starting to turn pretty fast now. I think we had a light frost yesterday and that will get them going faster.

I have never been to Rickets Glen, never heard of it. It must be someplace near you.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Sorry for the sad occasion of your journey -- but your pictures of the rest of your trip look very pretty and peaceful -- thanks for taking us along.

storyteller at Small Reflections said...

I'm sorry for the loss of your husband's uncle. Thanks for sharing the wonderful outdoor photos you captured on your trip.
Hugs and blessings,

Baba's Special Babies said...

Hi Karen, I love looking at all of your great shots and the beauty that surrounds us..

Don't feed the geese!! My husband took out little grands to a park to feed the ducks and they were attacked by the ducks and seagulls..they threw the bread on the ground and ran for cover..

Sandra said...

Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. :) I enjoyed all your photos.

LV said...

A lovelly place for sightseeing. Glad you found something so pretty to help erase the sadness.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing you photos they are beautiful. Sorry about your husband's uncle. Denise

Cass @ That Old House said...

Gorgeous pictures! Upstate New York has some amazing scenery, especially at this time of year.
Hmmm... maybe Howard and I need to take a drive this weekend!

Mary said...

What lovely photos. Thanks for sharing them with us. Have a wonderful day.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Sorry to hear about your husband's loss. Even though the trip came about because of a sad occasion, it looks like you made the most of it.

I love the photos of the geese and parrot! We have flocks of Monk a/k/a Quaker parrots in my area. They can be quite noisy but I love hearing and watching them.

Thank you for the tour!

~ Tracy

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

The leaves don't change color here in Las Vegas so I really enjoyed your photos of all the beautiful trees.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Karen,
My condolences to your family over the loss of your love one.

The photos you took were beautiful. Fall is my favorite season, I love to see the seasons change especially summer to fall. Thank you for sharing.

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Thank you for the wonderful tips on the acorns at Pier one, I will have to run over there, thanks, but first I will just have to look at your beautiful pictures again....Love them

Jean Stockdale said...

What gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a note. Hope to see you next week. Happy OW.