I would be taking some autumn-themed photos for two customers and got a little carried away. The leaves are colorful, not quite at their height but still, on a bright October day, surprisingly warm, I could cover a lot of ground and visit some of the places I wanted to photograph for myself too, both for the photos and for future paintings if I couldn’t get back during the season.
Weather in autumn is the catch, and yesterday a cold front was coming in so I knew I wouldn’t have two or three days to work on this, I had only a few hours. And as it happened the cold front rolled in earlier than I’d expected so I managed to get my customer photos, but not all of the ones I wanted for me.The winds picked up, the rain was biblical, and today is cold and dark and wet, but I have memories and many photos of the places I visited yesterday, and over the winter months, if I don’t get the time on a sunny day during the season, I may spend some time on a few autumn paintings. Scroll down to see the galleries from this day.
The photo at the top is my absolute favorite from all the places I visited. The four groups include this sugar maple tree, the farm market where I often shop, Kane’s Woods conserved by The Scott Conservancy and Old St. Luke’s Church in Scott Township. Some of the photos I took for customers are not included here until the project is completed.
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The Sugar Maple
I had a few places to photograph today, and I just couldn’t stop, not until the clouds covered the sky and the rain came. What a gorgeous autumn day to be running around in the woods and on Main Street and several other places trying to get the best autumn photos before the rain and cold! This is the colorful sugar maple that stands by Chartiers Creek on my way to Main Street. It’s like an old friend.
The Farm Market
Autumn colors and flowers and fruits! Gourds, pumpkins, Indian corn, chrysanthemums, what fun! Who’s that strange lady with the big red hair out in the parking lot lying down by the pumpkins? Yes, that would be me, getting down on pumpkin level to get a good shot. Go shopping for food and come home with photos too.
I went to Kane’s Woods–in the rain, and the sun, at the same time! This is Tom the Tinker Trail, in the valley, along a little unnamed stream that’s covered with leaves right now. Conserved by the Scott Conservancy, this land was where a part of the Whiskey Rebellion was fought.
Old St. Luke’s Church
The last stop for the day, Old St. Luke’s Church in Scott Township, the first church established in this country west of the Allegheny Mountains, in 1765. The church has a Revolutionary-era cemetery and is historically connected to the French & Indian War, the Revolutionary War, and the Whiskey Rebellion. I caught the last few minutes of sun before big purple clouds rolled across the sky. I wasn’t done, but I’ll hope to still have some colorful leaves when the rains pass.
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