Last couple days I stumbled on a few pics from last summer, which was very dry.
First pic was from a nearby swamp that had almost no H2O. The swamp in that scene would have 5-10 inches of water most years.
Second pic was from my garden. Brussels Sprouts, which started growing OK, but which started to wilt as the season became dryer.
I think some Brussels Sprouts are still out there, ready to be picked. They survive frost and snow. At the moment, snow is covering the plants, but as soon as the snow melts, I'll see if any sprouts are ready for harvesting 10 months after planting.
Today is February 25, and these photos are from last July. That says something about how busy my life has been.
The place was a two- or three-mile stretch of the northernmost end of the Genesee River Trail. And I wouldn't call it a "hike," because this part of the trail is level and sometimes paved. It's more of a walk.
But the scenery is spectacular, and you get to see the river up close. Even though the river cuts through the city, the banks of the river are very wild and teeming with natural life.
And - I took the photos with an infrared lens. So this is a River Walk in Infrared.
I've hiked up and around the McCauley Mt. trails (southern Adirondacks) a few times over the years. McCauley hiking is more like walking, because the mountain is really a big hill (about 2,200 feet). And it's not wild hiking because McCauley is one of the few ADK gentrified mountains, with ski slopes and a ski lift built in.
I've always wanted to travel up the ski lift with my camera and shoot some pictures of the surrounding countryside.
I finally did that last August. Just getting around to posting the pictures now.
Tim Ferris, who has interviewed hundreds of highly accomplished people - entertainers, military leaders, entrepreneurs, athletes - says that about 80% of these folks have a habit in common: they practice daily or near-daily meditation or contemplation, even if just for a few minutes. Possibly a great lesson for everyone?
Finished reading Tim's new book, Tools of Titans, which is awesome. It chronicles the experiences and ideas of amazing people. It's a long book (about 650 pages, and yeah, I skimmed parts of it). But every chapter is worth reading. And his blog and podcast is worth checking out.