Oct 29, 2010

Autumn Arrives on the North Fork



The ospreys have gone...


many of the grapes have been harvested and are slowly making their way to become good North Fork wine.  The leaves have colored and are beginning to fall, the pumpkins have arrived in time for Thanksgiving pie.  Most of the striped bass have rounded Montauk Point on their southerly migration.  It's time to bring the kayak up from the beach and put the storm windows back on our old house.   Wood is needed for the fireplace and some of the potted plants should be brought inside.   Time to "button up" for winter.











The large beige "cheese" pumpkin makes the finest pies.









  Most of our farm stands are more humble than this one.  We come here for the duck they carry from Crescent Duck Farm in Aquebogue.








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17 comments:

6FM said...

These images are incredible. You have a knack for capturing the beauty of the North Fork.

Paula said...

Hi Mark,

These shots are terrific. I cannot wait to get out east tonight. Will have dinner with Vicky and then get set to do lots of things around the house tomorrow. Hello to Amy. xop

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great shots. I love all of them but especially that last one with the clabbered milk sky.

Lily Hydrangea said...

your post is actually making me look forward to Winter!
thanks for the beautiful Long Island vignettes.

SandyCarlson said...

Autumn looks downright gorgeous!

Lily Riani said...

gosh! you take beautiful pics. i like the earlier entry on sunset

Whitemist said...

we are a few weeks behind you and we still see the osprey. I do love this time of year!
It is much too short.

jeannette said...

Love to see fall colors (because they're very sparse in California!)
That sky in the last pic is amazing -very intriguing.
Guess you'll be making a lot of pumpkin pies this year?

Lily Robinson said...

I've so missed your photography! Someday I will make it your part of the world for autumn. It's my favorite time of year... although, again we're cheated. Seems that summer stretches on and then BAM! Winter comes in with force.

Today is beautiful, but our nights are around the freezing point.

Thanks again for the kind thoughts and prayers you have expressed in my FIL's time of illness.

J Bar said...

Great autumn colours and amazing skies.

ewok1993 said...

Love love love your photos.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous autumn captures, Mark, stunning colors and what incredibly beautiful skies! Fantastic! Thanks for sharing the beauty of your world! Have a great week!

Sylvia

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful Autumn photos. The farm stands are fun to visit.

Rajesh said...

Fascinating shots from the field.

Luna Miranda said...

what vibrant colors! truly beautiful photos.

indicaspecies said...

I love the autumn colors too, and your last shot is stunning. Fascinating clouds there.

Roxxy said...

oh theses are lovely shot! I like the last photo the most..thanks for sharing