A year or so ago in the winter we took a trip back to my hometown in NY. While up there, we visited Taughannock Falls State Park.
Here are the falls in their frozen glory that winter. Recently we revisited those falls in the warmer weather.
What a difference a season can make. My sister said it's been a dry summer thus the falls are not as heavy with water as they must have been that winter when they froze.
Here are the films we took each season:
Taughannock State Park, Trumansburg, New York, near Cayuga Lake (winter).
Taughannock State Park, Trumansburg, New York, near Cayuga Lake (summer).
In addition to the shots from different seasons, here are some shots I found interesting. These old wheel rims were on my sister P's property. I love the artistry in the hubs on these wheels. Each one is different and I wondered whether the differences had any structural purpose.
M wanted to pick apples while we were in NY. She was really wanting the Fall experience.
We also made time to visit with family. Of course my sister P still lives there, my sister D drove in from Massachusetts. Here we are overlooking our hometown, with my sister D's granddaughter in front of her.
The leaves were just at the beginning stages of wanting to turn, but it was enough to make M happy.
We sat and enjoyed the view of Cayuga Lake that was too cold to enjoy for long last time we were up.
When we went to pick apples, the apple farm had a huge swampy area that was completely covered in lillies. It was gorgeous.
I was happy and surprised to get these shots because it was so sunny that day and the sun was reflecting off the water into my face so I couldn't see either the video screen on the camera or what I was taking a picture of through the viewfinder.
The rest of these shots were taken on the trails hiking up to the Taughannock Falls. There were both shady and sunny parts of the trails. The riverbed was nearly dry from the dry summer. Still there were wild raspberries along the way and one really nice shock of Fall colors.