Winter is On the Horizon
I’m back! The last photo was posted back in February…but semi-regular photos haven’t really been posted for a much longer time period. I don’t want to get your hopes up (or my own), but I’d really like to get back into a routine of sharing photos…so we’ll see how this goes!
Here’s a bit of background to get us up to speed — since starting this site 6 years ago (11.15.2008 was my first entry), a lot has certainly changed in my life. Starting in 2012, I had a bit of difficulty posting a new photo every single day with both a new home and a pregnant wife, and there were multiple stretches of more than a couple weeks where I wasn’t able to post any photos. By the time 2013 rolled along and our son Nolan was born, I completely fell off the bandwagon! Time I might have spent picking a photo to post and write about was spent changing diapers or sleeping… By January 2014, I hadn’t posted anything in 9 months and I attempted to get back into regular monthly or weekly postings, but even that just didn’t happen. So now it is November 2014, and I’m giving it another go-around…the upshot of having not posted much of anything over the past 2 years is I definitely have plenty of great photos to share!
So to follow up yesterday’s Thanksgiving photo, here is a sunset shot I took this month with Nolan in our backyard. We were doing some posed family shots in the last light of the day, and after sitting still, Nolan enjoyed being able to roam around. We’re mostly set for winter, and we hope you are too!
Cloudy Day View from Sunrise Mountain
Sunrise Mountain is a great spot along the Appalachian Trail with views all around. This is looking southeast over Frankford Township, and even though this particular day was a bit overcast, it was still a lovely autumn scene from atop the mountain.
View near Dutch Shoe Rock, Appalachian Trail
The Appalachian Trail through High Point State Park offers some great views of New Jersey, as well as nearby Pennsylvania and New York. Large stretches of the trail follow the rocky ridgeline, and this particular section goes right along a large exposed slab of rock. Dutch Shoe Rock is a great destination in the fall to catch some of the fall foliage surrounding Lake Rutherford in the park.
Of course I had to stick my head in a little oval-shaped hole at this farm where Heather and I picked a couple pumpkins this past fall… Do they still make huge Sears catalogs?? And isn’t the toilet paper supposed to be inside the outhouse??
Orange October Mums
It’s still winter, and that means autumn is still a long ways off…but I love vibrant fall-colored flowers in fall. These orange mums sat in the front yard in our old cow pail this past October, and they fit in pretty well with all the fallen leaves.
The Hudson River in the Adirondacks
Usually when I think of the Hudson River, I think of the wide watery expanse that separates New Jersey from New York City…and so I don’t really associate picturesque scenes like the photo above with this great river. That isn’t to say there is no great scenery along the lower Hudson, but it’s not quite the same as this stretch in the Adirondacks near the headwaters of the Hudson. This particular section was located near the town of North Creek, the mix of fall color and evergreens along the riverbanks was just fantastic.
Tiny Glassy Cascade
Not all waterfall shots need to be of big, impressive waterfalls…sometimes a bit of flowing water on rocks and colorful autumn leaves on a blue sky day are all you need. That, and a tripod that allows you to get pretty low to the ground so that you can capture photos like the one above.