Monday, August 13, 2012

Eagle Cliff Falls near Montour Falls, NY

Eagle Cliff Falls at Montour Falls, NY near Watkin's Glenn.  This falls is one of my favorites of the many majestic falls in this area.   The first time I searched out this falls, I was awe struck after climbing the ladder and following the trail up to the main falls which is a hidden treasure.  It is located in Havana Glen Park on Havana Glen Road just off Route 14 and is a half mile south of Montour Falls.  The park is privately own and has camping and picnic facilities right by the lower falls.  The entry fee is $1.

View from the parking lot of the lower falls.
Closeup of the lower falls.

Tiger lilies by the falls.
The ladder leading up to the main Eagle Cliff Falls.

The trail leading up to the Eagle Cliff Falls-just visible ahead.

A vertical shot of the breath taking view.
A horizontal shot of 41 ft. Eagle Cliff Falls and downstream.

A closeup of the falls.

An overview shot.
I love this shot of the girl behind the falls.

Her father gave permission to photograph them.
A fun father-daughter activity.  Photos taken in July 2009.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Upperville Falls showing effects of the hot, dry 2012 summer

Upperville Falls near Symrna, NY is also showing the effects of our lack of rain in New York State.  The water level  is the lowest I've ever seen it.  July 2012.
Just a little stream of water at Upperville Falls.

Even a small waterfalls is refreshing to look at and listen to.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Kaaterskill Falls located in the Catskill Mts.

Located in the Catskill Mt. near Hunter, NY.
A vertical view of Kaaterskill Falls. 

A horizontal view of Kaaterskill Falls.  Photos were taken by Dave and Sue Langenfeld.

Friday, May 25, 2012

This Year's Pansies.

A basket of pansies that I have been enjoying this year.

And this year's other basket of pansies.  Pansies are one of my favorite flowers.

Mud turtle visited our yard

This is the scene we found in our yard yesterday.  The cat found this huge mud turtle most interesting.
When we returned from a trip downtown, it was crossing the road.  As I got nearer, it just stopped and flattened right out on the road, head and all.  Being an animal lover, I rescued it by picking it up and taking it to the other side where it could go down into the swamp.  Let me tell you, mud turtles are not docile.  It showed it's annoyance by thrashing it's head back and forth forcefully all the time I was carrying it.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

7 Tree scenes

Oneida Lake with a favorite scenic tree which is now gone.
Lake Ontario scene. 
A clump of willows that makes for an interesting tree trunk scene.
 A wooded tree lined country road.
A once proud tree now a scenic part of a huge swamp.  Cowslips aka swamp marigold flowers.
Even dead trees make interesting scenery.
B&W--Winter scene of pines and snow by Rexford Falls near Sherburne.

This is Dairy Cow Country. 5 photos

Dad's helper in putting the cows across a country road to pasture.
Contented cows resting in a farm pasture.
Curious cows wondering what the lady with the camera is up to.
More curious holstein heifers.
These cows belong to the farm way in the distance near South Otselic. 

Monday, May 14, 2012

Meet Chatty--one of our kittens

OK, I enjoy my cats and kittens.  This is Chatty from a batch this spring.  Hey, she is NY country scenery too! 

Friday, May 11, 2012

More Views at Canandaigua Lake

There are 6 rows of boathouses accessed from the pier or by water.
View of a row of boathouses as seen from the end of the pier.
Another view.

Another colorful row of boathouses

A large building project moving right along.  Lakeside condos and the first floor is is be stores.

Another large building on hold for lack of finances

Looking toward the marina from the pier.  Taken before the boats were brought in. 

A calm view of the lake

Fishing from small boats.  View from the pier looking west.

Views at Canandaigua Lake--A NY Finger Lake

Summertime at Canandaigua Lake with summer storm clouds over boats in a dock area.
Calm time on the pier

There are 6 rows of boat houses at the end of the Canandaigua Lake Pier

Another view of colorful boathouses

Big development in progress by the lake.  Condos with stores planned at street level (Summer 2016)

Another building project by the lake that is in a  holding pattern (2016)

Winter boat dock area with lots of geese in the background.
Another view with gulls and geese in the background.

Gulls standing about in snowy area. 

The Canandaigua Queen in winter dock.

A collage of a memorable summertime visit to Canandaigua Lake.