Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Along the Hudson,...

Wikipedia says: "The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mohican, ...is a 315-mile river, ... It is named for Henry Hudson, an Englishman sailing for the Dutch East India Company, who explored it in 1609"

Just north of the village of North Creek, along route 28, the Hudson's flow is a long way from busy New York City and eventually the Atlantic Ocean. Here in the Adirondacks, the high water of springtime is over, it is peaceful at this time of year.


Downriver,...

Upriver,...
There are two parking areas between North Creek and North River villages, one of which has excellent signs explaining the river's natural communities that thrive here.


At the second parking area,... downriver,...

The late afternoon sun glimmers on the water as I looked upriver,...


It's no wonder that several cars were parked here and people were out sitting along the river enjoying one of the last really warm afternoons of summer.

5 comments:

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

The river is stunning... such spectacular views... an awesome river!
Such beautiful photography.

Cedar ... said...

thank you Michele,.... That last spot is where I would enjoy sitting for hours if I lived there full time.

montucky said...

That's a beautiful stretch of water! I love places like that!

City Mouse said...

So funny to think that when I'm sitting here at "real home" in the city, we're connected by the Hudson. I think about it when we're in the beloved country place sometimes - how that mighty river starts so simply and is so huge by the time it reaches the city. Gorgeous pics, as always!

Cedar ... said...

Thank you City Mouse and Montucky,... I just happened to be in North Creek for an event, and couldn't resist the call of the river. More river to come in the future!