There are very few days that exist that one could say I wish it would never end. Friday was one of those days. Although a little cloudy, 2 friends (Wency who is from India, and Muna, who is from Iraq), and myself, ventured out to enjoy the beauty of Autumn in NY. We headed up to Bear Mountain, which is only about ½ hr drive from here to enjoy the changing colors of the leaves on the trees. It would be hard for any artist to really capture the beauty in nature of God’s creation, as you will see in the pictures I had attached. Driving up the mountain, you come upon many lakes, with the beautiful colors of the changing leaves. What stuck me most was the mirror image of those colors reflected in the waters of the lakes. Although the day was a little cloudy, one would have never known, as each tree brought forth it’s own palette of beauty with the various colors of Autumn; oranges, golds, maroons, reds, yellows, amidst the remaining colors of green still on some of the trees.
Towards the bottom of Bear Mountain, lies one of my favorite and most peaceful places, Graymore, in Garrison, NY. Rich in history, Graymore has a few chapels which date back about 100 years with the most beautiful artifacts within each one. My favorite chapel, St. Theresa, is very tiny within, but with its peacefulness and beauty, I can sit there and just meditate while feeling its warmth within. You cannot walkout without experiencing an inner peace within yourself. My other favorite spot that I love to just sit is at the top of a mountain which overlooks much of the Hudson Valley. Abounding in artistic colors, in the distance one can also see the glimmer of the Hudson River.
Since I cannot take all of you with me to visit the beauty of Autumn in NY around these mountains, I will share a few of my pictures with you, and hope you get the warm and peaceful feeling that the colors of Autumn bring within.