Pictures and thoughts from the weekend of 03-26-16

Still trying to figure out this sleeping at night thing. It makes for some early road trips. I had been planning to go for a drive and a hike for a few weeks now, but the weather has been crappy, and the whole work fiasco thingy. I really wanted to go to Watkin’s Glen, but I just can’t see going there without the gorge trail being open. I still hadn’t decided when I left where I was going to go. I had it down to three; Stony Brook, Watkin’s Glen, or Ithaca. I really felt like getting a good workout so I decided on Ithaca. I knew a bunch of different places I wanted to see that I hadn’t yet been to. The day started with this stunning sunrise. The sun looked HUGE! The picture no where near does it justice…

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Love seeing things like this. 🙂

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First stop Taughannock Falls. Can anyone tell me what kind of bird is in this pic? He is a little camouflaged, to the left of the base of the falls in the pic. I didn’t even see him coming. I wish I did so I could have focused on him better. He was gorgeous, and a big boy!

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Majestic for sure! The energy is fantastic here.

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Spectabulous!

 

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Getting wet 200 feet away 🙂

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Stay behind wall… 😉

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Those first couple must have been tough…

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I added a stone.

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Loving my new phone camera.

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How is no one fishing on a beautiful Saturday like this!?

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I will never ever drive by this place without stopping here.

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“I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery—air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, “This is what it is to be happy.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

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“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.”
William Shakespeare

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“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.”
Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

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This looked fun. 800 Stairs. Cascadilla Falls, as close as I got. Still closed for the winter. Sad because I was really looking forward to this one. 😦

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“Stairs, are they going up or are they going down? They’re so confusing! If love were a physical thing, it would be stairs.”
Jarod Kintz (Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.)

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I went to Lick Brook Falls. It was a nice walk, but not a whole lot to see. I did sign the trail journal though. 🙂

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About the coolest thing I saw at Lick Brook 🙂 I wish I could have taken it home.

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Robert Treman Entrance, path to the Rim Trail.

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“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.”
Louis L’Amour

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“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me),
It’s always our self we find in the sea.”
E.E. Cummings (100 Selected Poems)

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I finally found a good heart rock! Coincidentally the top of the heart is as sharp as a razor. 😉

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“Do what you feel in your heart to be right – for you’ll be criticized anyway.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

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The battle of life is, in most cases, fought uphill; and to win it without a struggle were perhaps to win it without honor. If there were no difficulties there would be no success; if there were nothing to struggle for, there would be nothing to be achieved. Samuel Smiles

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Right where I belong…

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The base of Lucifer Falls. As close as I could get without hopping a fence 😉 If I had some water shoes with me I could have walked Right up to it. Anyone else see the face on the wall?

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More cool rock sculptures! People are awesome.

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It’s a long way dowwwwwwwnnnnn.

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Home in time to grab the pup for a sunset and walk. I did a good 7 or 8 miles today.

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“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
Albert Einstein

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Easter Sunday

Sunrise with the pup…

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A little bit of everything in this picture; moon, bird, nature, industry, and technology.

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Pretty cool mirror image on this one. You can see the reflection of the moon, bird, and cloud…

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…And the sun. Love the ghost birds if you full size it.

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Getting a bit more patient as other people pass… 🙂

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And Finally Happy Easter!

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An Easter Poem For You: Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wish I were in the chocolate biz! Happy Easter.

❤ p4th3tic

 

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