The 2014 Fall foliage season blazed in breathtaking color all over the Adirondacks last weekend. It has been several years since the reds and golds have crescendo-ed simultaneously. The spectacle was intensified by the sheer brilliance of every hue. In anticipation of the peak, a record number of leaf-peepers made their pilgrimage along Route 28, up Bald Mountain, and to the top of McCauley Mountain to witness the explosive chromaticity; evidence that the earth is still the leader when it comes to beauty and perfection.
Although I appreciated the patronage that large number of tourists contributed to my hometown and region, I was grateful not to venture out among the crowds. Instead, I remained at home in my own enchanted space. On horseback I visited all of my favorite vantage points to absorb the symphonic beauty that will soon fade into monochromatic grayness of winter. With each leaf that falls I whisper a grateful prayer and force myself to accept what is to come. Until that time arrives I will bask in the radiance of this annual gift from nature.
Photos by Michele deCamp
Time spent with Bing, Frankie and Sandi....
....is never wasted.
Sandi; 30 years young
Irene Aloisio's gelding Ben is both a serious model against Fall foliage....
....and a comedian!
Photo stills from GoPro by A.P.
My favorite view is always from behind two ears!