We actually went to New York before Saint Michaels, but I wanted to get those Halloween shots in by October 31. My mother-in-law is in New York, and friends had invited us to a photo expo at the Javits Center.
The photo expo was fantastic and best of all, it was free. Nikon and Canon had huge displays, naturally, and I got to see vendors I’d only read about on line. They were giving out canvas tote bags and samples I’ll be using in the future. And on the way there, our friends showed us the B&H photography store. I was in photo heaven! If you ever get a chance, go there. Everything you could ever want or need photography-wise.
We drove out to the Hamptons the next day. Couldn’t see many houses because there are tall hedges around most of them, but I did manage to snap this:
The water actually looked like that. Strange, beautiful color. It was really cold and windy that day. Shades of things to come.
Found a great farm stand complete with vintage pickup truck,
and some of the most colorful produce. . . .
Turnips in the grocery store never look this good.
Maybe yellow cauliflower makes you feel like you’re having cheese sauce too?
These colors made me think of a quote by Rainer Maria Rilke:
”Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.”
We made it all the way out to Montauk, the easternmost tip of New York. Montauk was purchased from the Montaukett Indians in the 1600s.
Montauk Point Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse in the state, was authorized by the Second Congress under President George Washington in 1792. It was completed in 1796.
You can see Connecticut from there:
The next morning, we got up and heard that snow was predicted for that afternoon. Snow in October? Seriously? We left New York around 10:15 and it started snowing before we got to New Jersey. We went from autumn to this:
(Taken from a moving car with a cell phone.)
Fortunately, the snow turned to rain by the time we got to Maryland, but it was kind of scary on the New Jersey turnpike. Places like Connecticut and Pennsylvania really got hammered. Some parts of Conn. still don’t have power!
I don’t know about you, but I’m just not ready for the white stuff.
Hope your week’s going well so far. . . .