To some, fall is a reminder of the passage of time, the very representation of the slide from the sunny days of summer into the limited light of winter. Yet in spite of that, or perhaps because of it, autumn is the season when the world seems most alive. The air crackles with the new energy of colder temperatures. Each tree puts on its most becoming hue, creating a feast for the eyes. The most basic of scenes—such as an asphalt highway or a muddy creek bed—become stunning still lifes as leaves skitter across in the breeze.
Nowhere is this more apparent than New York’s Hudson Valley. Every turn in the road offers a new panorama of gentle hills, vibrant color and sparkling water. Mere hours north of the New York City, it’s a sharp contrast to the city's sidewalks pulsing with people and the geometric lines of a multitude of buildings. A trip to the Hudson Valley is certainly worth making, whether you arrive by train, plane or automobile. The landscape will welcome you to a most impressive show.
“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” -L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
Text by Laura Lacy
Images: Paul Myers-Davis