Reflections

Falling for Apples

Dropping outdoor temperatures marks the arrival of Fall, and trumpets the highly-anticipated start of the apple-picking season. There is truly something magical stepping through an apple orchard during the crisp morning hours.  The earth wakes from its dewy slumber. The branches extend their silent welcome. The air dense with an aroma of delightful serendipity. Colors… Continue reading Falling for Apples

Reflections

Finding the “Park” in Parkway

At 104.12 miles (167.56 km), the Taconic State Parkway (aka Taconic or TSP) is the longest parkway in New York State, winding through four counties (Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Columbia) to connect the hamlets of Valhalla and Old Chatham. Proposed in 1925 by then chair of the Taconic State Park Commission (TSPC) Franklin D. Roosevelt as… Continue reading Finding the “Park” in Parkway

Reflections

Covergence of the Seasons

Temperatures hovered around 70 degrees Fahrenheit, proclaiming a beautiful spring day. The last thing I expected to see was...ICE? My eyes do a double take as I pass under Minelot Falls and spot the large broken chunks of white. Recalling to mind mini glaciers, these stalwarts of winter silently stood against the rushing water, overlooking… Continue reading Covergence of the Seasons