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Adirondack Chronicles 2014.3


ALUMNAE (Medium)A stormy day on Lake George did not dampen the enthusiasm of a great group of Trinity Alumnae who gathered for our annual summer luncheon by the lake.  Our hostess Barbara Rourke ’49 was unable to join us but the group sang “drink her down” as cell phones snapped photos and recorded the occasion for posterity.  Thanks to Alumnae Board member Ginger Ryan ’62 for organizing!  And special thanks to Alumnae Association President Deb Horigan ’77 for coming across the mountains and regaling us with a reprise of “Can you dig it?” from her groundbreaking speech!

LAKE GEORGE (Medium)Rain poured on Lake George as we enjoyed our luncheon, but as usual, Trinity alums were so engaged in solving all the problems of the day that we hardly noticed.  The view from the lunch table (above) was gorgeous even in the stormy weather.

BARN (Medium)Coming and going to Lake George is a bit of a trip from Long Lake where I stay up here, so I take the most meandering route and enjoy the scenery.  Above is one of the iconic old barns that decorate the landscape, this one in Keene Valley.

LANDSCAPE 1 (Medium)The dramatic landscape above is in Jay on the way to Lake Placid.  The clouds obscure Whiteface Mountain, the famous Olympic ski slopes.

CHAMPLAIN (Medium)Lake Champlain (above) divides New York State from Vermont, and the Champlain Valley is some beautiful farm country.  Yes — the Adirondacks have a lot of “forever wild” forest, and many beautiful back country lakes, but the fertile land along Lake Champlain also supports many working farms.

NEST (Medium)As I do every year when I drive north from Lake George, I stopped to check out the Osprey Family in a nest high above the fields in Crown Point.  Mom and chicks doing pretty well, one baby spreading its still-not-flight-ready wings to show off for the photographer.

OSPREY 2 (Medium)A nearby cedar waxwing was not impressed:

WAXWING 2 (Medium)Milkweed all along the highways attract amazing creatures:

RED BEE (Medium)MILKWEED (Medium)HUMMER (Medium)

More beautiful scenery… it never gets dull!

9N VIEW (Medium)WHITEFACE VIEW (Medium)SUNSET TUPPER (Medium)Tomorrow:  Hummingbirds!

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