Friday, August 19, 2016

A big garage

Almost looks like a Photoshop trick... but it's not.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Trite and ordinary

My blog focus is supposed to be "observations of the trivial and unnoticed", but sometimes I drift into "obvious and too often noticed" territory. This post represents two trite and ordinary photos, although pleasant and pretty good quality.

The water lily is interesting in that it was photographed with my little waterproof camera while floating by in a kayak.

And the sunset is perhaps a good representation of the end of the photo series from this year's visit to the Adirondacks.
As usual, click for a bigger image.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

On the rocks

I have had 3 shrubs die this year, probably because of the unusually hot dry summer, but they were planted in good soil that the bushes could spread their roots into. But here we have substantial trees growing on impenetrable rock, and looking quite healthy and happy.

Of course water is available, as is the irony.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Wild Center

You would think that in 9,375 square miles of (primarily) wilderness in the Adirondack Park, there would certainly be room for, but not a need for 2 major world-class museums. But two it is.

The Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake has been around for many years and is primarily focused on history. It is an impressive collection of buildings, each presenting an aspect of the park.

And the newer museum is a forty-five minute drive away in Tupper Lake.  The Wild Center is dedicated to natural sciences. It is equally impressive, with indoor exhibits as well as outdoor activities including the Wild Walk, an elevated trail across the treetops. Pictured above is the main entrance lobby that features a pond view. What is unique is the pond is almost level with the window sills allowing a near eye-level view of the waterfowl and turtles as they swim about.

Both museums are highly recommended.

View of the Adirondack High Peaks from the tree-tops.