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on the way

the second fall outing of the year was a revisit to the finger lakes region of western new york state. you may recall that the first getaway to the tobermory, ontario area was met with nasty weather at times and a lackluster autumn colour change. i wish i could say this was better – it was not. the weather was wet and rainy the entire weekend long…

she-qua-ga falls in the village of montour falls was a dud. watkins glen was not much better – at the end of october, the colours had not come close to changing in a meaningful way, but a lot of trees were indeed leafless. that was our first day in the area.

the second day was basically a downpour for hours on end and made touring an impossibility. the third day was a tad better – the rain let up for the afternoon…

the centrepiece of the trip, as it were, was meant to be taughannock falls just outside of ithica, new york. to the extent that we were not rained out, i was able to get some decent photographs of this majestic waterfall and area.

this photograph was taken on the trail toward the falls along the taughannock creek in the taughannock gorge within taughannock falls state park.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: flowers, plants & trees

 

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the comfort maple 2

a different take than the previous ‘the comfort maple 1’…

named after the comfort family who owned the land it sits on from the early 1800’s, the comfort maple is a sugar maple tree that lives in the comfort maple conservation area in pelham, ontario. it is believed to be approximately 500 years old and would be one of the oldest such trees in canada. the comfort maple was designated a heritage tree in june 2000 under the ontario heritage act .

from the information sign on the site:

THE COMFORT MAPLE
This tree, believed to be Canada’s oldest Sugar Maple (acer saccharum) was accepted for its preservation April 30th 1961, by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority from Miss Edna Eleanor Comfort, whose family have owned this land since 1816. She and her late brother, Earl Hampden Comfort, to whose memory this tree is now dedicated with gratitude and affection, reserved this plot of land for its protection in 1946
“O Lord, How Glorious Are Thy Works”

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the comfort maple 1

named after the comfort family who owned the land it sits on from the early 1800’s, the comfort maple is a sugar maple tree that lives in the comfort maple conservation area in pelham, ontario. it is believed to be approximately 500 years old and would be one of the oldest such trees in canada. the comfort maple was designated a heritage tree in june 2000 under the ontario heritage act .

from the information sign on the site:

THE COMFORT MAPLE
This tree, believed to be Canada’s oldest Sugar Maple (acer saccharum) was accepted for its preservation April 30th 1961, by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority from Miss Edna Eleanor Comfort, whose family have owned this land since 1816. She and her late brother, Earl Hampden Comfort, to whose memory this tree is now dedicated with gratitude and affection, reserved this plot of land for its protection in 1946
“O Lord, How Glorious Are Thy Works”

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the whale

a closer view of the boulders mentioned in the previous image (boulders in view). further research has explained that this series of boulders used by the ‘bouldering’ community is found on shelf beach within the halfway log dump area of the bruce peninsula national park.

they all have names: the crab, cedar boulder, turtle. Apparently, they all have names. the whale is indeed evident. 😉

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autumn walk

after completing the lowers falls trail via the ‘127 Steps’ down into the genessee river gorge and back, one can get an ‘easy view of the falls’ by following the trails through the forest. here is a section of that trail on a bright, sunny and glorious autumn day…

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downriver (colour and b&w)

the lower falls trail of letchworth state park essentially begins at the ‘127 steps’ that lead you lower into the genessee river gorge. once at the bottom of the stairway, the trail splits. to the right will take you right to the falls (as per the previous image post: the lower falls) while to the left will take you towards a bridge and the river itself. this is a downriver view at some point along the ‘left’ trail.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: waterscapes

 

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weather beaten charm – revisited (colour and b&w)

Weather Beaten Charm (Revisited)

Weather Beaten Charm (Revisited) B&W

a little further along into this past fall season and a revisit of this charming scene was in order…

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: country scenes

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cascade’s approach (colour and b&w)

Cascade's Approach

Cascade's Approach (B&W)

the cavern cascade is one of the more prominent features along glen creek and the gorge trail in watkins glen state park. here we are a little further along the trail, from the main entrance, approaching it. though not yet entirely visible, you can make the cascade out just to the right of the steps at the rear of the frame.

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weather beaten charm

Weather Beaten Charm

Weather Beaten Charm (B&W)

there are some country roads just south of short hills provincial park in and around fonthill, ontario where the landscape oozes charm. in my travels, i have come across this weather beaten cabin – i fell in love with its setting and waited for the fall colours to arrive before photographing it. here it is at the early onset of those autumn colours.

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upper falls autumn

Upper Falls Autumn

i failed to post this image when i posted the other ball’s falls photographs in the ‘waterscapes’ gallery earlier this year. so… here we have an autumn view of the upper falls at ball’s falls conservation area in the niagara peninsula of southern ontario.

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