Artists got to work…..
Here Sue is coloring some of her pendants, using her hand as a pallet, would someone please tell her that is unacceptable…..she won’t listen to me. Even something as simple as this can put unwanted chemicals into your body.
Artists got to eat…….
Here’s a pork loin, rubbed with wonderful spices, sitting on a bed of collard greens, onions and garlic with yellow carrots, all ready to be baked at 325 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.
As soon as it’s done, it’s back in the studio for us.
Sue and I took a day to relax by a stream and draw, explore and maybe do a little watercolor.
The summer has been so dry in the Adirondacks, one of the driest on record.
This is Roaring Brook in Keene Valley, and it is dry. No water here at all.
Here is where the water should be coming from off of Giant Mountain, but there’s only a trickle of water coming down Roaring Brook Falls, and it drying up before it gets too far.
We did find water, but it was all very low and slow moving.
It was great for exploring for rocks, of which we found some really nice smooth ones to add to our garden collection.
Came across this little frog sitting on a leaf.
I love just exploring to see what catches my eye and imagination.
The three photos above are all closeups of parts of the following photo.
It was the leaf that caught my eye.
A glint of sun caught this spiders web hanging in the tree.
The simplicity of walking the woods
can change you day in so many ways.
We were here ten years ago in Tupper Lake when the opened the center. We came back to see what was new and to take the tree house walk that they’ve made.
First though we checked out the exhibits in the main building. What an incredible resource for schools in the Adirondacks this center is. Besides permanent exhibits they have traveling ones and several stations where students can do hands on learning.
This fellow was walking around with a small injured barn owl. He wore these glasses to show how large human eyes would be in relation to the owls.
We brought our own lunch, they have lots of nice places to picnic, but they do have a cafe inside as well.
But we came to try out the Tree House.
It’s quite an involved structure. Large metal tubes keep the walk way in place.
Here Sue is sampling a large board game they have set up for “kids”.
Plenty of place to sit.
A suspension bridge takes you to a giant tree remnant that they made out of cement, it looks very real.
From inside the tree looking out.
A giant web for the “Kids” to play in.
Wonderful views of the Adirondacks all around.
At the highest point they have a giant nest you can climb up to.
But no one told me…….
It was an active nest!