November 29, 2018

Changing Seasons

Thanksgiving always marks the end of fall and the beginning of winter for me. Of course, living in Buffalo means that by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, we have usually already had a few snow falls, but this year we had the benefit of a long summer and a late, although short fall. For me, it doesn't matter the time of year, as soon as the weather dips below 50 degrees, I break out my trapper hats and plaid! Like most people born and raised in the northeast, L.L. Bean remains a staple of my wardrobe, along with Democracy jeans and a solid pair of boots.

The leaves changed so late this year that when we went up to the Adirondacks the week before Halloween, none of the leaves had even changed yet! My house is in a little pocket of warm weather, and so while the trees up the block from us changed, it was quite a while before we saw some color in our own yard. Unfortunately, rainy days kept us indoors and unable to enjoy much leaf peeping, but we did get a few great days here and there. The blazing red leaves in these photos are from a gorgeous Japanese maple my former neighbor planted and most of the yellow leaves are silver maples from our own yard. The trees have not been well maintained and are dropping branches continuously (obviously not safe!), so we'll have to remove them at some point, but I am hoping we will be able to tap them for syrup and maple water before we do!

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