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Adirondack Chronicles 2016.3


After such a terrible week last week in our nation, let’s start the new week with reflections on some good and beautiful things to reset our perspective.  Here are some beautiful creatures of the Adirondacks:

This eagle high up in a pine tree alongside Little Tupper Lake:

eagle (Large)This hummingbird sucking sugary sap from milkweed in a remote trail overlooking the Hudson River at Indian Creek:

hummer 2 (Large)This yellow warbler in a flowery meadow near Raquette Flow:

yellowwarbler (Large)This northern flicker atop a tree stump overlooking the Hudson River:

norther flicker 1 (Large)This frog in a swamp near Saranac Lake:

frog (Large)This chipmunk foraging for dinner in a sapling alongside Long Lake:

chipee 1 (Large)And this loon gliding along the golden waters of Long Lake a sunset:

loon gold 3 (Large)

Reflection from John Muir, the great wilderness and environmental advocate:

“Walk away quietly in any direction and taste the freedom of the mountaineer. Camp out among the grasses and gentians of glacial meadows, in craggy garden nooks full of nature’s darlings. Climb the mountains and get their good tidings, Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves. As age comes on, one source of enjoyment after another is closed, but nature’s sources never fail.” (John Muir, Our National Parks)

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