In the waning light of a post-daylight savings time November, I decided to take advantage of the conspicuous lack of snow and go for a walk along the Erie Canal. The canal is only about a 10-minute walk from campus, so it's quite normal to see many Nazareth students, as well as community members, taking advantage of the path that runs along its edge. On this particular Tuesday, I set off armed with my apple, camera, and book a little after 4pm, just after I had finished my classes. I walked for about forty minutes before turning back, so the sun had already set by the time I returned to campus. I never did end up sitting down to read at all, but I spent time capturing some of the last fall light and, of course, carving a well-inspired leaf into my apple before eating it.
Here are a few of the pictures I took along the way, some of the inspiration for this particular carving: