As I write this I've been sick for several days and banished to the 3rd floor... away from guests and mom, who is leaving for a much needed vacation on the 15th. She will be going on a cruise with her sisters so I'm trying not to get her sick! Yesterday at breakfast she and the guests got to watch several deer in the back yard, a doe and a couple of fawns and then a buck, all nibbling on tthings at the back of the property. They were there for a couple of hours and the guests took lots of photos which they said they would email to us so I could post a few on the blog. I can't wait to see them myself!
Well, October was another very busy month for us at the inn. Guests come to the Finger lakes to experience the amazing beauty of the local fall foliage in all it's dazzling glory. When our suites are full most of our day is spent taking care of things here at the inn so there aren't many opportunities to get out with my camera during that small window of time when the leaves are at their colorful peak and before they all fall to the ground leaving the trees naked! Many of our guests opt for the chauffeured winery/sightseeing tour that we offer and come back gushing about the beauty of the countryside. In my opinion, there is no better way to experience the wine trail around Cayuga Lake. You can relax and let someone else do the driving while you enjoy tasting regional wines and drinking in the glorious scenery! One of these days I hope to do this as well but for now I'll have to continue to live vicariously through our guests!
Last year on a beautiful sunny fall day, Rodney took me out around Skaneateles Lake one afternoon so I could take some photos. Although many of the leaves had already fallen off the trees and a lot of them were bare and brown, the brilliant color of the sky that day sprinkled with fluffy white clouds was a consolation and I did get several nice shots that I was happy with including this panorama.
This year we had a stretch of rainy, windy weather and I was afraid that I might not get any photos at all! But one afternoon, which was supposed to be sunny but was not, mom and I headed down the street to Fort Hill Cemetary with our cameras and then into Skaneateles for lunch. Here are some of he shots that I took.
The park in Skaneateles
And this guy was out enjoying the day in Skaneateles with his owners!
And this one I took right in our back yard.