Sunday, October 19, 2014

Otterly Adorable

At Peltons South, otters tumble around in the weeds by Beaver Pond.
An otter catches a fish and crawls up the sluiceway of the dam.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hybrid Sunflowers

A sun-loving strawberry-blonde hybrid and company grace the front yard. 

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Our Backyard

In the center of this picture, you can see the roof of our farmhouse. The gigantic maple tree in our front yard is changing color from the top down. I took this picture while hiking up the North Creek Ski Bowl on a trail named Moxham.

Leaves floating in Roaring Brook.
Heart-shaped golden leaf
Esther panting after chasing a pack of turkeys.
Stanley watching leaves float down a mini waterfall.

 Esther exploring.

Looking down Roaring Brook ...

and Peaceful Valley
Meandering home, I sang a song called "The Magic in Me" by our friend Jamie Notarthomas.
 It's a children's song. Check it out on video:

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Hudson River Gorge is Gorgeous

It was a warm, sunny, colorful weekend in the Hudson River Gorge.
Almost everyone swam.
Photos taken in the Narrows by Jim Swedburg

Photo by Jim Swedberg
Photo by Jim Swedberg
Entering Mile-Long Rapid ...
 ... the walls overlap in the distance.
This is one of my favorite vistas in the Gorge.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tranformation of Trees

Long Lake
I fluttered home from Long Lake today trying to capture the most vibrant shade of red I could find without causing an accident.
Long Lake
Long Lake
Traffic-stopping trees along Long Lake
Long Lake with autumn-tinted mountains in the background.
Blue Mountain Lake
Lake Durant
Guide Smiley in the Guide's Pool on the Indian River.
I've seen more Monarch Butterflies this week than I did all summer. I've been looking and luring them in with milkweed. Milkweed is essential to Monarch reproduction in the Adirondacks. Check out for more information about helping Monarchs.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Esther's Family on the Hudson in Newcomb

Esther's mother Micah, brother Chipolte, "Chip", and friend see something by the river.
Esther's brother Chip snuggling with dad Ike.