Friday, November 16, 2007
Autumn in Northport
The Fall foliage is just about hitting its peak here on Long Island this week. I took these shots this morning, walking around my hometown of Northport. (Clicking on them will make 'em a bit larger, for your undiluted viewing pleasure!). Notice in the second pic, the gorgeous hills across the harbor, often seen in the backgrounds, through the windows, at Kyle's B&B.
It's unusual for the leaves to hit their peak this late in the season. Normally, the foliage reaches its peak color around here during Halloween week. Yet, here we are, over 2 weeks later, and things are just getting into the vibrant color that marks Autumn's height. I don't know what you believe about global warming, but... clearly, we're having a remarkably warmer Fall season this year. However, things chilled down quite a bit last night, and today has been a crisp, cool, classic Fall day with strong winds rumbling through the trees. Time to break out the heavy quilts!
You probably know that I often extoll the virtues of Vermont, and how I love traveling up there, etc. But Long Island has a beauty all of its own, with plenty of glowing maples & New England charm. Especially the town of Northport, nestled up here on the north shore, with its harbor, clanging fishing boats, winding, hilly streets, and breathtaking sunsets . Sometimes I marvel at the sheer loveliness of living here. Certainly, it's what inspired me to set Kyle's B&B in this town.