By now anyone who reads my blog Knows , I’m not the normal photog:) i shoot what i like ,when i like. and i dont have any particular method, that seems to vary, from day to day..still ,after all these years. i get bored easily. well today while we were driving around we ran into a different type of Halloween parade.. so with out further ado …
i thought I’d better take advantage of the day, sun shinning and being in the 50’s. so i did what my good friend Mary Smyth does, i took a walk in the near by village, (My Village in My town). with camera in one hand and iPhone neatly stashed away on my shoulder, and started to walk , the weirdest things were happening. people would ask me crazy questions.. they thought i was a Realtor.. and then…. the cops came..
yep, nice and slow.. around and around the blocks they went ..just watching. i was prepared if i was questioned:) i personally know the Chief..and His Wife:) , its true i rub elbows with the elite … lol. anyway, after i got what i needed i decided.. why take chances? and i also felt good, knowing some one must have called them as said, there’s a stranger walking all around..taking pictures. makes me feel just a little safer.
anyway these are a few of the shots i got, i might have to go back over there this week end (if its not raining..or snowing) just to see the kids.
The Adirondack region was one of the last areas of the northeastern United States to be explored; the headwaters of the Hudson River near Lake Tear of the Clouds on the slopes of Mount Marcy were not discovered until more than fifty years after the discovery of the headwaters of the Columbia River in the Canadian Rockies. Although a few sportsmen had shown some interest earlier, the publication of William H. H. Murray‘s Adventures in the Wilderness; Or Camp-Life in the Adirondacks in 1869 started a flood of tourists to the area, leading to a rash of hotel building and the development of stage coach lines. Thomas Clark Durant, who had helped to build the Union Pacific railroad, acquired a large tract of central Adirondack land and built a railroad from fashionable Saratoga Springs to North Creek. By 1875 there were more than two hundred hotels in the Adirondacks, some of them with several hundred rooms; the most famous was Paul Smith’s Hotel
The Great Camp tradition has analogs in the western United States, especially in the Rocky Mountains. Closely tied to the dude ranch tradition, elaborate private lodges and cabins owned by groups of wealthy Easterners were constructed in the wilderness. Often families originated from New York or Chicago, and traveled by train to spend long periods in summer in the high country. Some lodges in the West were built by railroad interests, who were able to pick the best land while surveying potential railroad routes.The early Great Camps started life as simple tent camps, often on land initially leased from hotel owners, as hotel guests sought a more authentic wilderness experience. The tent camps evolved into tent platforms or lean-tos and then into compounds of rustic cabins. Even in the early stages, some of these camps became quite elaborate. In 1883 one of the first families on Upper St. Regis Lake, the Anson Phelps Stokes, would arrive in a “special parlour horse car direct from 42nd street to Ausable for $100.” The party consisted of ten family members and an equal number of servants, “three horses, two dogs, one carriage, five large boxes of tents, three cases of wine, two packages of stovepipe, two stoves, one bale of china, one iron pot, four washstands, one barrel of hardware, four bundles of poles, seventeen cots and seventeen mattresses, four canvas packages, one buckboard, […], twenty-five trunks, thirteen small boxes, one boat, one hamper”, all of which was then transferred to wagons for the 36 mile ride to Paul Smiths, and thence by boat to their island campsite.
thank you for stopping by, have a pleasant week-end
wow, it sucks to get old.. especially when your not very healthy. as we become the “adults” for our aging parents, we learn a lot.. some good some bad. we all have horror storied to tell, some more than others. so i wont get into that part of it.
i had to go help out , again, my Mom, who is 80 had yet another back surgery. this time a bit more invasive.. a rod and screws.. and 26 stitches. living all most 2 hours away can some times be challenging.. with rescheduling and well life in general.. but we do what we can.. im thankful for the Help of my baby Sister and Her Husband, who live in Bflo,Ny.
so i thought id share, with you what i saw from the 17th floor of Buffalo General Hospital, and what i did for 2 days.
Going between old forge ,Inlet, and Blue Mnt. Lake NY, can get challenging at times, and fall being one of the times, especially if they decide to lay new asphalt. but, it was all good , we dealt with it ,with a positive attitude.
well its time to move along
the Adirondack Park are about a 3 hour drive for us., a bit of Geography before i start with my photos.. and oh boy do i have photos. i love going to the Mnts. .. at certain times of the year.. well 6 months out of the year to be exact. when there’s no snow..to be any clearer:) this time of year its great for leaf peeping the colors are extraordinary
this Mnt range form a massif in the northeast of Upstate New York. the Mnts form a circular dome pattern of about 160 miles in diameter and about 1 mile high the current relief owes much to glaciation (wiki) there’s much History on these mnts. I’ll get into that when we reach the Museum …some time this week.
Well Autumn has arrived here ,with temps dipping into the 40’s at nite, and some days getting to 60’s, and with any luck we see the sun.Most people enjoy this time of year, i am not one of them. but i do my best to take advantage of the things i see..so..this is what has been happening in town, Fairport,NY sit on the Erie Canal, and The community is very involved. we are also known as the” Crown Jewel of the Erie Canal”. in 2005 Money Mag. named our Town one of”The Best Places to Live”.
we have a great little History here too. i haven’t really said to much about that , I will today.
another very old structure that was revamped, so glad it was never torn down, I’m not sure what it was back in the day
It is a great community. so much to do and see, we moved here 30 years ago. and have owned 2 houses in that 30 years, thats how much we like it :)….Thanks for stopping by, and have a great rest of the week.