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I’ve spent most of the last few weeks on my parents’ farm, and have enjoyed helping them out and being a bit of a hermit for a while. With the sun going down so early at this time of year, and me being busy with farm work, my day job and preparing for an art show, I haven’t found much photo worthy stuff until the beautiful sunsets hit.
Apples on the stump of the tree my dad and I cut down. I found them like this and thought it looked cool.
Pretty colors in the sky behind the trees that line my parents’ property.
Another sunset behind the trees.
Guess what? One more sunset behind the trees.
The Delmarva Peninsula, for those of you unfamiliar, well, it includes most of Delaware, part of Maryland, and part of Virginia…and I’ve barely left it over the last few weeks. I did go right across the Chesapeake Bay to Annapolis for a couple of days, but have mostly been around Dover, Delaware on my parents’ farm. Here’s a couple pics from the last couple of weeks.
Chesapeake Bay Bridge, shot from Kent Island, on a foggy day
Farm in Kenton, Delaware on cold sunny day
Old garage in Marydel, Maryland.
Port Mahon, Delaware, on a beautiful night
Farm in Smyrna, Delaware – flat isn’t it?
This is similar to many of my “Around Ulster County” posts but one shot was in Dutchess County and one was in Greene County!
Property along Route 209 in Accord, New York
Route 44/55 in the Kerhonkson area
This horse in Millbrook reminded me of Mister Ed.
It’s about time I photographed the Rosendale Trestle from below
Wallkill Valley Rail Trail going through Williams Lake property
Bonticou Crag in the distance in this view of the Shawangunk Ridge from Route 299 in New Paltz
Old abandoned cement plant…in…Cementon, New York.
I spent about 2 weeks in Massachusetts, mostly catching up with friends I hadn’t seen in a while, and occasionally I got out to take a few photos.
View of Boston from Memorial Drive in Cambridge
Random driveway in Lincoln
First Parish in Lincoln
Hull, Massachusetts – lots of water! Seen from by “The Forts”
Windmill Point Boathouse in Hull – also known as Hull Lifesaving Museum
Another view of Hull
Jamaica Plain, seen from my friend’s porch
Quincy Market, very quiet, the night before World Series Game 6.
Scituate, Massachusetts – hooray for a New England Lighthouse!
Well, this is definitely the most time I’ve spent in Ulster County in the fall since the year I turned 17. (1995 for those of you counting) There’s something to this place in the fall, huh?
Nice shadow from the Rosendale Trestle
Seen on Muddy River Road in Phoenicia, New York…deep in the woods
Perrine’s Bridge, Rifton, New York, over the Wallkill River
Oliverea Road, Big Indian, New York
Along Hardenburg Road, technically in New Paltz, but feels like Rifton
Lucas Avenue…I think in Kingston? Looking towards Cottekill / Rosendale
Along Kripplebush Road in Stone Ridge
Downtown Kingston, seen from high above, behind Hasbrouck Park
Even the polluted swamp in Eddyville is pretty at this time of year
Catskill Mountain Railroad engine and cars in Phoenicia, New York
Binnewater Road, Rosendale, New York
Pong along Oliverea Road in Big Indian, New York
I stayed in Plattsburgh, New York for a week, definitely making the trip the longest time I’ve spent up north in New York in my life. I learned a lot about my own state, and had fun. (And I visited Vermont real quick.) Thanks to Erin for the hospitality! And thanks to Roger for the boat trip to the lighthouse.
Northern Lights! Seen from Port Au Roche along Lake Champlain in Plattsburgh
Beautiful morning at Bluff Point…the site of Clinton Community College…overlooking Lake Champlain
I see Venus! Shot from Shelburne, Vermont
Another shot from Shelburne, Vermont
Patterson Reservoir in Morrisonville, New York
Farm on Tom Miller Road in Plattsburgh
I liked the shadow seen from the top of Buff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island
Inside Bluff Point Lighthouse on Valcour Island
The path to the lighthouse
Upper Chateaugay Lake – after a nice drive from Plattsburgh
Seen at Wilcox Dock in Plattsburgh
Lake Champlain on a super bright day…seen from the south part of Plattsburgh
Here are various shots from the drive to Lake Placid, from Lake Placid to Plattsburgh, and from Plattsburgh back to Hurley.
I stopped at Lake George for 10 or 15 minutes and popped off this shot
Magic Forest Amusement Park along Route 9 in the Village of Lake George (Still open…just closed for the season)
Ausable Chasm, along Route 9 near Plattsburgh
Loon Lake, again along Route 9
Entering Pottersville…you guessed it…on Route 9
Old Jeepster on the side of Route 9N in Keeseville, New York
Swingset at the former site of the motel for Frontier Land, an old abandoned amusement park in North Hudson, New York
Some buildings at the abandoned Frontier Land
Seen right along the main drag in Warrensburg, New York
I got to explore the Saranac Lake and Lake Placid area during the trip in which I rode the Adirondack Scenic Railroad. Here are some pics of the various sites I saw:
High Falls Gorge – where human influence on nature sure is obvious!
Mirror Lake…often confused with Lake Placid, as it’s in the Village of Lake Placid
Nice bit of sun in a pond in the Saranac Lake area
Top of a boathouse at a camp on Saranac Lake
I liked the ripples in the water from the boat at the camp along Saranac Lake
Lake Placid ski jump dominating the view when coming into town.
View from the top of the 120 Meter ski jump
I took a ride on the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, from Lake Placid to Saranac Lake and back. I got to ride outside on the front of the engine! It was quite an experience. Thank you to Debbie, Shawn, and the rest of the fine folks at the railroad for all the hospitality.
Top of the train during the morning routine to get it going
Heading towards Saranac Lake
Almost to Saranac Lake
Seen while stopped over at Saranac Lake
I just loved this old sign…it says Spaghetti!
Up close and personal view
I liked the lettering on the train
Me taking it all in
Thanks to Debbie for this shot of me on the train
I went to Brooklyn to take some pictures for a real estate company, and popped off this shot before leaving New York City.
Henry Hudson Parkway on the left, George Washington Bridge in the distance, shot from Riverside Drive