Brilliant Big Wolf

5 Aug

Another year, another trip north, to the Adirondacks.  And now that I’m looking at this year’s photos, I’m also noticing that this trip was in Technicolor!

The ‘dacks are many things; cool, buggy, full of loons–but apparently not color, I guess except for this year.  It’s been very dry everywhere in New York and I could have hardly guessed that a drought could make such a lush, green place more vibrant, but I guess that’s so.

Isaac’s birthday isn’t until the end of this month, but I just had to give him his birthday present a little earlier, because kayaking alone is good, but kayaking with a buddy is better.

And so, since he had sprained his foot a few weeks ago and couldn’t take me on any forced death-marches … oh, ahem I mean hikes, we paddled our brains out and explored every nook and cranny of Big Wolf.

There were mergansers in the outlet and loons everywhere, lots and lots of blueberries (including an entire tiny island of them) and dogs! dogs! dogs!  But sadly the family of bald eagles we’ve been watching for years now is gone.  They were found by some state employees earlier this year dead from lead poisoning.  Sigh.

I always find it difficult to say something interesting about an annual trip, so I think I’ll just let the photos do the talking.  Wherever you are, I hope you’ve been able to escape the heat somehow, be it by taking a break from the kitchen, camping out in the pool or escaping to the mountains.

Got a hot, er, I mean cool tip on how to beat the heat? Don’t be shy! Share it in the comments!


3 Responses to “Brilliant Big Wolf”

  1. Heather August 6, 2010 at 7:31 am #

    As always, love your pics (and your camera!). My favorite has to be the purple night sky with a few stars twinkling. And nothing warms my heart like a few adirondack (!) chairs on a dock.

    Yay on the birthday gift! Anuj got the same thing back in May. Now I will patiently wait on the beach with my book until he decides he doesn’t want to go solo anymore…

  2. Christine August 6, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    Gorgeous photos! I always get jealous of your adventures, even the death marches. :)

  3. ann August 8, 2010 at 2:56 pm #

    Heather — Thank you! I love that picture too. It’s the sort that makes me want to print it out and hang it somewhere in my house. We should really meet-up with you guys over at the Lake and go paddling.

    Christine — Thanks. No jealousy! Trust me, they come with their own sets of problems. I just show you guys the pretty parts ;-)

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