Even more fall pictures

We all went out to pick apples and peep leaves on Saturday.
Here are the highlights.

First stop, Saratoga Apple in Schuylerville, NY. Loads of Macintoshes left on the upper branches even though many had fallen to the ground with the night before's frost.

Has anyone else noticed all of the funny-looking pumpkins and gourds that are now available?

A trio of musicians, including this fiddler, entertained the two long lines of folks waiting for u-pick bags and apple cider donuts.

They had my favorites -- chickens!

After eating cider donuts, filling up two 1/2-bushel bags with Macs and a tractor ride, we headed to the Saratoga Monument.

This 155-ft obelisk commemorates the American victory in the Battles of Saratoga during the Revolutionary War.

Climbing the narrow winding staircase offers great views of the mountains. We didn't make it all the way to the top this time but have done it before.

The interior is being cleaned and painted so much of it was covered in paper. Not very picture-worthy.

Still only patches of fall color, so I'd like to go back to visit the nearby Saratoga Battlefield. next weekend. Filled with maples it should be ablaze by then. It's a great place to ride bikes.


Natalie said...

Sweet. Your apple picking expedition was far more successful than ours. We did get apple pie, and I don't know what kind of apples they were baking and pressing... the tasty kind? I love all the weird gourds and pumpkins... gives me hope that old varieties are being preserved. Nice chickens... you can guess I love chickens too.

Andylynne said...

What pretty pictures, and I love the McKrells music. Off to look them up. I love finding out new things! Thanks so much for sharing, Arent those grey :pumkins" ??? neat! I love the color. This time of year is wonderful. I would have wanted to smuggle those chickens home.