Week’s like these are my favorite, when it jumps to an unseasonable temperature in fall, and then the smells of the season bloom in the warm air. At the same time, this week the colors finally burst on Long Island, and while the trees at my home mostly turned a bright yellow the area around me was a awash in orange and reds as well.
Perhaps it’s a little college nostalgia, but this Wednesday I was walking on the campus of Stony Brook University, and the warmth and the autumn color-burst felt like home. It was early and quiet and dense fog had just lifted from the campus. A few seagulls flew over the trees and chipmunks scurried over dirt paths.
The only thing I don’t love about fall is that it ends in winter.
Either way, here is an assortment of photos I took during Wednesday’s stroll, all using the iPhone’s Hipstamatic app. Enjoy.