Heralding the End of Summer

The Autumnal Equinox is defined as the point in time the center of the Sun passes through the same plane as the Earth’s equator in the direction from North to South on or around September 21st or 22nd each year.  This year that time was 10:49AM in my timezone last Saturday, September 22nd.

As if to herald Autumn’s coming and the end of Summer, a strong cold front pushed over the Finger Lakes region of New York state about five minutes before the Autumnal Equinox was to occur.  Below is what it looked like at Lakefront Park in Geneva, New York.

The leading edge to a cold front creeps over Lakefront Park in Geneva, New York.

The leading edge to a cold front creeps over Lakefront Park in Geneva heralding the End of Summer for upstate New York.
Nikon D700/28-300VR, f/16, ISO 3200, EV 0, 34mm focal length, HDR Image, Noise Ninja.

Soon after the wind direction changed from South to North, temperature dropped and a cold rain began to fall. I metaphorically waved goodbye to Summer.

This is my contribution to Assignment 21: End of Summer.  Click the link to see how others interpreted their end of Summer.

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21 Responses to Heralding the End of Summer

  1. Giiid says:

    Wow, you really had a dramatically change of season! I like the little green color in the window. Is it a place for campers? It looks like a nice place to stay at summertime.

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    • This is a public park which does not allow campers except for special events like the HydroBowl (see previous posts). Most of the racers have their own RVs and the city accommodate them for the weekend event.

      The green color is a reflection off the camper’s Sun and privacy shade. Does add a splash of color in just the right place, doesn’t it?

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  2. Truels says:

    Great photo – truly a dramatic farewell to summer!
    Here we celebrate the autumn with A LOT of rain the last days 😦

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  3. Kathy says:

    Oh how beautiful! Especially the green reflected in the camper window. Amazing!

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  4. Michele says:

    AMAZING shot!! You are a pro – bro!! 🙂

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  5. Karma says:

    What a great capture, and so fitting to your chosen theme. The universe was really looking out for you for this one!

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  6. sybil says:

    That’s one freaky sky. Assume the image was “tweaked” … ?

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  7. Nye says:

    Scott, what a dramatic scene, I would never have guessed that it’s taken in late morning.

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  8. Superb image and mood. You were there at the perfect moment and captured this instant beautifully.
    The lake front in Geneva/Suisse does not look as spectacular 😉

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  9. Life Normal says:

    Beautiful clouds and gorgeous colors.

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  10. Gerry says:

    Scary stuff. Looks like the wicked end of Oz just waiting for Dorothy and Toto to land.

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