October 31, 2014

Watkin's Glen State Park, New York

With every turn the lighting and color was a new scenery for the eyes.

At every level you can see where the water has been.
The walk ways and hidden overlooks gave you great views.

Walking behind a water fall is everyone's dream!

In the good ole Summer time the water would be refreshing but in the
Spring, Fall and Winter it's a different feeling.

Along all the pathways you hear the sound of water.
If you're like most people it is one of the most relaxing sounds.

New life peeking through!

October 30, 2014

Watkins Glen State Park, New York

The entrance to Watkins Glen is through the hole in the rock.  
Can you see the first bridge to cross to the left of the entrance?

It's hard to imagine what it took to build the paths through 
the rocks.

Looking back to the parking lot from the entrance hole.  
Even the view from here is exquisite.

In order to get into the park entrance way had to be dug through the rock
Thanks to those in the past for doing this job for the world to enjoy the views.

Water has a way of winning the battle of getting where it wants to go!

October 29, 2014

Finger Lakes Hector, New York

What is it about a dilapidated building that make for an interesting photo?

October 28, 2014

Carlisle, Pennsylvania ~ Fall Beauty

-Kings Gap-

The mountains are graced with extravagant color

Clear Blue Sky
-Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Add color and the sound of running water...
-Pine Grove Furnace State Park

Grab a book and find a bench and enjoy an afternoon
-Pine Grove Furnace State Park

October 27, 2014

New York City Subway ~ 110th Anniversary

Today Oct 27, 2014 is the 110th anniversary of the NYC subway system.
Today the subway has 5.8 million riders daily.
What a ride it has been!

The artwork around the city can be hidden with beams or dirt but underneath 
the city has a little bit of art history!

Who can't resist a stop at Canal St.?
You can find fake anything here!

I always wonder who uses the elevators.
Being I'm not fond of tight places and claustrophobia is scattered at
my edges I'd have a hard time using this elevator. (and then the smell!)
Gratefully I'm blessed at this point in my life to not be disabled
and need to ride it but if I would need it then I'd rethink my thoughts...

Here's lookin at you kid!

Subway tiles!  
A kitchen or bathroom trend.

It's rare to get a shot like this.
No people!
Ride the subway at midnight and you may be lucky to witness this!

A little subway artwork.

What else is happening in the world today?

October 25, 2014

New York - Orange County Wine

Palaia Vineyards and winery
I love the use of old buildings!

Applewood Orchards Winery
This was a well hidden little winery with lots of charm.
We were lucky enough to enjoy lunch and a concert here!

An explosion of color at the Applewood Orchards Winery

These barrels were more than large!

Stocked and ready for bottling at The Brotherhood winery.

October 22, 2014

Swallow Falls State Park, Maryland - Muddy Creek Falls

The top of Muddy Creek Falls

Half way down Muddy Creek Falls

Loud and Beautiful

The Winter ice has melted and the streams are being filled.

and then there were people!
thirsty people?

October 21, 2014

October 18, 2014

West Point Military Academy, New York

-To the American Soldier-
West Point is filled with dedications, history and arcitecture!

The first Army General
George Washington

Castle like walls that once kept the gun powder safe.

The steeple sticking out is a visual reminder of who is really in control.

Remembrances from the Class of 1941.

October 17, 2014

West Point Military Academy, New York

The Views!
The Hudson River

Can you spot Ole Glory?

Fortified gates

United States of America
War Office

What else is happening around the world?

October 16, 2014

West Point Military Academy, New York

We were lucky to have the opportunity to watch the new class of students being
made official!
The Class of 2018

This lady also watched over the ceremony.

She is there to remind all the new students of those that marched before them.

In Memory
of the 
Officers and Men 
of the 
Regular Army of the United States
who fell in battle during the
War of the Rebellion
This monument is erected by their
surviving comrades.

October 15, 2014

Living Hope Presbyterian Church, Lititz, PA

What a beautiful Church!
I first thought this was part of the Moravian Church, but then found that it's
the Living Hope Presbyterian Church.

What beautiful details!