Thursday, August 25, 2022

Green Lakes State Park NYS (for SkyWatch Friday)

I've heard of them; 
people write about their visits to Green Lakes in New York State...
but we had never been there.
~ Until now ~

They are crystal clear ... and green ... and blue ... and turquoise ... and stunning.
When the sun is on the water, the colors are even richer.
The water seems backlit.

The Green Lakes are meromictic; they have no seasonal lake mixing. This is why they are crystal clear, deeply reflect blues and greens, and ancient life still lives in them. Since they are meromictic (no mixing of layers) they are two of the most studied lakes in the world, especially Round Lake which is 195' deep. 

Round lake is one of 11 meromictic lakes in the USA and one of 30 in the world. I am so grateful to God that we got 3 beautiful, blue sky days two weeks ago, to see Green Lakes and hike the forested trails around them. They even have "forest therapy" walks that you can sign up for... They are protected waters, for obvious reasons. No other water craft besides those that belong to NYS can be used.

I want to go back to Green Lakes State Park every year... maybe more than once a year.
It's amazing what you discover right in your own state!

Wishing you Joy!
    ~ Maria

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

Lakeside sunsets-Ontario and Seneca for SkyWatch Friday

A Lake Ontario Sunset 
Four Mile Creek State Park 
Niagara Falls, NY
The colors are so intense. 

Onward to a Seneca Lake sunset at
Sampson State Park 
…also so beautiful…
It sprinkling ever so slightly and the sunset colored virga is so soft and wispy.  

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Wishing you JOY x 1000
~ Maria 

Friday, May 20, 2022

A Tulip Festival - for SkyWatch Friday!

Every Mother's Day weekend Albany, NY's Washington Park 
hosts an amazing tulip festival.  There are thousands of tulips everywhere.
The gardens are extensive... and we are always surprised 
as to how many varieties there are!
Moses will welcome you as you tour the gardens.
Happy weekend everyone!  
~ Maria 
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Soooo many tulip gardens!
Lady Tulip
Crown Imperial Tulips!  
I've never seen tulips like this before!  

Friday, May 13, 2022

A Goldfinch Serenade - SkyWatch Friday Yeah!

A Goldfinch Serenade 
🎵  🎶  🎵  🎶
Please turn up your volume and enjoy a little birdie serenade 💛 
This gold finch is singing a sweet springtime song. The sky was so blue today it hardly looks real! 
My father was convinced that gold finches were pets that escaped. 💛 love and miss him! 
~ Maria 

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Such sweet birdsongs !

Friday, May 6, 2022

Skywatch Friday: A Springtime Anniversary Walk at UAlbany

A Springtime Anniversary Walk
in the University at Albany magnolia gardens
in the science wing of the campus. 
We've taken this walk almost every spring since we started dating back in 1975. 
It's a stunningly beautiful garden that shouldn't be missed at the end of April, early May.
It was a beautiful, sunny day so it was a perfect time to go!
I hope you can see it someday! 
 ~ Maria

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

sunset kiss

Kisses from Heaven
I had to snap this quickly as the clouds were 
bound to change any moment.  
I felt extra loved that night as we watched the sunset 
over Seneca Lake while camping at Sampson State Park in NY.  
To me, this looked like a big kiss! 💋

Sweet happenings like this make me a happy camper!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thanks for visiting and please enjoy all the posts
from skies worldwide!  ~ Maria 

Friday, June 14, 2019

SkyWatch at Verona Beach State Park

My husband and I were told the sunsets at Verona Beach State Park are gorgeous...
They were right!
This view was from our campsite picnic table.
We just loved our time there.
Thanks for watching with us and please enjoy all the posts
from skies worldwide!  ~ Maria