Flowering Dogwood

6 01 2014

“Hope is the thing with feathers
that perches in the soul
and sings the tune without the words
and never stops at all.”

~Emily Dickinson

Flowering Dogwood Harper's Falls, Russell, NY

Flowering Dogwood
Harper’s Falls, Russell, NY



6 12 2013


Streeter Lake, Aldrich Wild Forest

“Time doesn’t seem to pass here: it just is.” ~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Harper’s Falls

10 02 2012
Harper's Falls

Harper’s Falls, Russell, NY

“In all things of Nature there is something of the marvelous.”


Harper’s Falls, Russell, NY – May 2011

Adirondack Photo Blogging

27 01 2012

Upstate New York is an amazing place.  Especially when you head into the Adirondack Park.  My father-in-law grew up in several small towns around the Western side of the park, and spent a lot of time as a child and young adult exploring the Five Ponds Wilderness area.  Not long after I married my husband, my father-in-law decided to start sharing this experience with our generation.  For about the last 1o years, we have spent at least a few weekends every summer (and sometimes even more), exploring these same woods, mountains, lakes, and rivers; following in his footsteps, and sharing these same places with our kids.

I have a great many pictures of places we’ve visited, camped, hiked, and fished; starting something of a photo blog of these pictures seems like a great way to re-experience it.  I hope to conduct research and post more information about the places and things in these pictures, but for now, I just picked one of my favorites to start off.

Sliding Rock Falls

Sliding Rock Falls - Cranberry Lake/Five Ponds Wilderness Area

Terra Cotta Warrior

26 01 2012

Statue of a Terra Cotta Warrior


The Terra Cotta Warrior sitting on the windowsill in my office was a gift from a Chinese student when he graduated.  He always reminds me of how the world is so much more ancient and magical than we recognize.

Iced Birch

24 01 2012

Recently, we had a mini ice storm in our area. While nothing compared to the great North Country “Ice Storm of ’98,” there was still significant icing over several days, closing schools and causing power outages. But with great and terrible power, you can often find great and terrible beauty.

Planted by a walkway, the weight of ice on this little birch turned it into a magnificent arch to walk under. Although the tree has mostly recovered, it still bends a little more than it used to.


“They are dragged to the withered bracken by the load,
And they seem not to break; though once they are bowed
So low for long, they never right themselves:”
~Robert Frost, Birches