The sun arose to a beautiful day. Despite the sunshine, the air retained an autumn chill this morning. Great day for a walk.
I headed to Historic Champlain Canalway Trail in the Town of Halfmoon to check out the early fall colors.Most ash trees are already bare and, surprisingly, quite a few red maples are nearly so.
Despite all that, there were a few flowers, other than the late-season asters, that were in bloom.
End-of-the-season fruit also provided their own splashes of color…
Today’s outing also provided the opportunity to see and hear a number of songbirds and waterfowl, including American goldfinches, song sparrows, white-throated sparrows, belted kingfishers, blue jays, wood ducks, red-tailed hawk, Canada geese, and a double-crested cormorant.
Be sure to take time to enjoy the fall colors as landscape views will be noticeably changing each week. Happy trails!