Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange

I’ve lived in Syracuse for several years now, and it becomes apparent very quickly that the ‘Cuse is very proud of their basketball team – the Orange! So when I saw this week’s photo challenge, I thought it was quite fitting. However, if you follow college basketball you’ll also know that the NCAA just imposed a bunch of penalties on SU’s basketball team and coach Jim Boeheim… so it’s not a great time for the Orange right now.

Still, I have to start off with an Orange pic:

DSC09228Watching the Syracuse vs Cornell game. As a Cornell alumna I wanted to root for Cornell too!


The most adorable little donut peaches at a u-pick fruit stand near Ithaca.

IMG_4243A brilliantly orange cosmos flower from our own garden!


A brightly hued playground in NYC. Can anyone guess which one this is? Hint: It’s in Chinatown!

IMG_5282I love all the fiery hues of autumn, encapsulated in a single leaf.


I’m a sucker for bright, shiny explody things – which is why I enjoyed the Indiana Jones Stunt Show at Disney World. I think I saw this when I was kid even – it hasn’t changed much!

Falling Temps, Falling Leaves!

red red leaf and green green grass

Here in central New York, the brisk (and getting brisker) weather has brought with it a gorgeous palette of fall colors for the trees and bushes. Word on the leaf-watching street is that because of the particularly hot dry summer we had, the fall leaves are going to be beautiful this year! And also, in retribution for all that warm weather, the winter is probably going to be terrible.

Still, I’m not going to worry about the impending snowy doom that is winter in Syracuse  when we have fall glory all around us! The trees are on fire with color in all different shades of red, orange, and yellow – and I am loving it!

Here are a few pictures from my area. It’s a little sad to think that soon the leaves will turn dry and brittle and lose their color… but that just means we’ll appreciate them even more for their transience! Continue reading