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October 2, 2013

Was Late to Camp This Year

LOCKPORT —

This time of the year gets very busy for me with hunting seasons opening, getting the winter supply of firewood for home, preparing camp for hunting season and winter and trying to enjoy everything about fall.

The clover plots were mowed one last time to remove the weed seed heads after giving them a final shot of fertilizer for the fall. Tree stands were checked for safety and deer activity and of course hunting clothing was hung out in the woods to air out for bow season. The grass is still growing, although not as fast as this summer, so there is still some mowing to do.

Shortly the fall foliage will be putting on a show for us and I can not resist chasing colors across the countryside so that will take up some of my time that I could be spending on bow hunting. At least the hummingbirds have left so that temptation is gone and some time is saved by not having to wash and refill all the feeders to keep our little friends happy and healthy.

Last year a friend took me up the Oak Orchard River from Point Breeze during the peak of the fall foliage and it was breathless. The sky was deep blue and the colors were just unbelievable. The hope is that this year I can again make that trip but in my kayak instead of a big boat. Another “want to do” with not enough time to always do it.

Some fall I'm going to make it up to the Adirondacks and the St. Lawrence River area for the fall colors too. I have spent time in both these areas and know that they have their own unique fall colors there. I also enjoy riding the motorcycle in the fall during peak color but this addiction to nature photography makes it difficult!

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