Tuesday, December 20, 2011

December Images

Utica Downtown 12/16
Utica Downtown 12/16 Now available: 8 x10 prints available 15.95 plus ship. 16 x 20 75.00 plus ship 24 x 30 135.00 plus ship

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December Images

Whitesboro Middle School
Utica High on a hill overlooking the city below, you see little of the imperfections. The higher you go the less you see.
Sunrise Whitestown

Monday, December 12, 2011

December Images

These mature apple trees in this orchard are unique and hauntingly beautiful silhouettes against a backdrop of fog and the sun trying to peek through.
Orchard in New Hartford,NY
Orchard in New Hartford,NY
Moon over Whitestown

Monday, December 05, 2011

more December images

beautiful December clouds and sunsets over the Mohawk Valley

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Views around the Valley in December....

I thought I would share some "non-traditional" views of December in the Mohawk Valley. We get so caught up in the hustle and bustle and glitz of the holidays we often miss the subtle beauty around us this time of the year

~Dec 5

~Dec 4

~Dec 4

~Dec 3

~Dec 2

View Southeast from New Hartford
Dec 1 Apple Tree Sunrise, New Hartford

Monday, November 28, 2011

Does Anyone Miss Winter?

Except for the snow we had a few weeks ago, we had an exceptionally mild November. Most here don't complain and seem to resolutely accept that the snows and cold will inevitably come. And when they do, watch out. Meanwhile, the warm temps allowed me to do a lot of outdoor projects I had put off while I was doing a lot of long-distance running-training this season.

image: Utica Early Winter Skyline From Near Utica Zoo

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Icy Adirondack Images

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Accessibility to the great outdoors....

Every year the power company "graciously" opens up the Trenton Falls to the public on four weekends a year. You hike about a quarter mile alongside a massive and obtrusive pipeline and then are afforded access at a few spots, to mostly obstructed views of the once mighty and magnificent Trenton Falls. The power authority controls water flow now and restricts access to the site except for the few times a year it allows guests in. So, out of town visitors who would like to see the falls should check to make sure the falls are open when they are visiting. Even harder to access, is the falls above (Prospect Falls) in the nearby Village of Prospect. The Village of Prospect maybe should take a look at the beautiful falls in Chittenango (see below) as an example of how allowing access to the public could bring in thousands of visitors to their town. Unless they like it the way it is. Although Chittenango can be a difficult climb down to enjoy the view from the canyon bottom looking up to the falls, at least it is accessible to admirers and even fishermen. The way it should be. NYS needs to work harder to make more of the states scenic and historic spots more identifiable and accessible, and not kept hidden secrets.

Trenton Falls, Oct 2011

Chittenango Falls, Oct 2011

Chittenago Falls, Oct 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Autumn in between the rain...

We are starting to get some of the first dramatic colors of autumn here in the Mohawk Valley, so try to get out in between the deluge of rain we've been getting to enjoy the view. One of the best spots to see the colors is at Roscoe Conkling Park in Utica. Walk around the "Eagle" T. Proctor Memorial area and hike into the Old Forest Cemetery to see some beautiful and spectacular old trees and color.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Chaotic and strange weather in the Mohawk Valley...

Very strange weather indeed. After a rough last couple of weeks, hopefully now we can settle into an autumn of sunshine, and lots of fall color and beauty (some of the flowers and insects during-and after the storms). Receiving an unprecedented amount of rain that created much flooding in flood prone areas, as well as many areas that had never experienced flooding previously. Many areas are still in a state of emergency, and today finds many others trying to dry out from these unexpected hits from 2 hurricane remnants (tropical storms).

Many schools remained closed on friday. Well if nothing less the weather as usual here in the Mohawk Valley gives us much to chat about other than the mind-numbing politics that go on around here. But we won't go there...as for me I'm headed outside to catch up on some much needed yard-work, and building maintenance at my business. And hopefully the weather will hold out long enough to enjoy a run or walk through Root Glen. ~Cheers!