Very reluctantly, Spring has finally arrived in upstate New York. As it often does here, it seems to come in a grand rush in about two weeks. The talk among Cayuga Nature Photographers has been all about Spring wildflowers and, since I was unable to attend the recent meeting to see everyone’s images and show a few of my own, I decided to post a variety here as examples of what you may find as you explore the woods and nature preserves of our area. Most of these are older images of mine. I find it harder and harder these days to actually get out and shoot the way I used to. But these pictures are examples of the variety and beauty that typically are available if you take the effort to seek out the blossoms of Spring in the wild.
Among the first to show in our area is the Blue Bell or Virginia Cowslip. These were found on a roadside in Trumansburg.
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So Hello CNP members. This is your new blog. Hopefully you received an email telling you about its existence and the log in information if you are a member current with your dues. You are invited to become a blogger and write about where you’ve been, what you’ve seen, show your recent photos, offer advice on deals you have found, equipment you like, or even let members know you have equipment to sell or trade. Anything you feel might be of interest to members. So share your nature photo news with us all, and enjoy this forum. Also feel free to leave comments on things others post. It’s easy. Be sure and sign your posts at the end so we know who the author is.
Driving home this afternoon, I was keenly aware of how rapidly, almost overnight, it seems the fall color has arrived. I’ve certainly seen it creeping up. A few trees here and there, the asters at the road side, the sumac reds. But this afternoon it seemed that almost the entire ride home along Rte.89 to Trumansburg was simply alive with new color. Maybe I’ve just been too busy to notice, maybe my mind has been on too many other things, or maybe the change was really that rapid. Regardless, fall is here in all its glory and it’s time to take the cameras and hit the road to revel in autumn beauty. The assignment for the next CNP meeting is “Fall Color”. So let’s go get. Enjoy!
Posted by George Cannon. All images are © George Cannon.