Subtle shift of season

From the left, Whiteface, Moose and McKenzie mountains provide an autumn backdrop as the Saranac River winds along state Route 3 between Saranac Lake and Bloomingdale. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
A mix of reds and greens intertwine in front of blue skies on the path to Moose Pond. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
A kayaker enjoys warm weather and calm waters on Moose Pond. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
The West Branch of the AuSable River flows through the Wilmington Notch area. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
The changing colors are always present during the first half of the football season. This photo was taken during at halftime during a junior varsity game in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
This path through the woods is already buried in fallen leaves. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Brightly colored leaves hang onto the branches of a red maple along the Saranac River with Moose Mountain standing tall in the background. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
Rows of apple trees are ripe for the picking as crates sit ready to be filled with the fruit in this photo taken in Peru. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)
A mix of colors from a variety of trees presents a pastel picture on a warm fall day. (Enterprise photo — Lou Reuter)

There’s little doubt that the colorful autumn transition between summer and winter is not going to be as vibrant as it was a year ago in the High Peaks region, but nevertheless, it’s always a beautiful time to be outdoors.

The following photos are scenes from across the North Country that have been taken during the past two weeks.