Thursday, July 16, 2009

On The Way Home,...

This evening I drove to Lake Placid to attend a gathering of Adirondack bloggers and tweeters. It was certainly nice to finally put faces with names on blogs I'd been reading. A great idea, a great party!

On the way home the light was at a very nice angle so I pulled into a favorite view. The cemetery in Keene, NY. It is situated high on a hill with a commanding view of the high peaks. Over the years trees have grown so the view is now not as wide. Somehow I think these old Adirondackers are enjoying their final resting place.

As I drove down the hill from the cemetery this old barn was keeping watch as the evening light fell.


The mist was settling over the pasture here,...can you see the cows in the distance?

What a nice ending to a nice day!

24 comments:

Char said...

beautiful shots - I love the barn - I like getting together with other photographers and the like.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Cedar, I'm glad you went to the gathering. AND--it looked like a gorgeous drive also. The view from the cemetery is amazing. WOW!!!!

Have a great day tomorrow.
Hugs,
Betsy

montucky said...

That's really beautiful countryside, Cedar! So different from what I see here.

I bet it is really nice to put faces with the names. I've only met one other blogger in in person so far, but we have become good friends. I will be able to meet another in about a week and am really looking forward to it!

Michele said...

You live in such a beautiful area... I just love the photo of the barn nestled in amongst the trees... that is a PERFECT shot if I have ever seen one... fantastic.

Thanks for being a good blogger friend and coming around when my world feels so blah...

Hugs♥

smallpines said...

What a neat event last night! Awesome! I loved seeing folks in person. So cool. Glad you were there!

I was told by a Keene Valley resident that at some point recently, there was an effort to raise money to stabilize that old barn, save it for posterity.

TourPro said...

Yeah! We got so lucky with the weather last night. It was pouring rain when I got off the exit for LP, but our Blogger/Tweeter Karma kept the rain off out heads so we could enjoy and chat. Great to meet you and look forward to doing it again soon!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

Meeting bloggie friends is so much fun!

I hope my final resting place is upon a sunny knoll with a mountain view :D

troutbirder said...

What a beautiful and peaceful resting place with a view

Jean said...

I can't imagine seeing these beautiful views all the time. Amazing photos! Thanks! Jean

Genny said...

I love the photos. The cemetery photo is just amazing, as is the barn. I especially the love mist setting over the mountain with the cows in the background. A perfect view to end what sounds like a perfect day.

Pam said...

I have vacationed in Lake Placid and it is a gorgeous area with some of the most spectacular views I have ever seen. It also has some great fishing holes :D
I'm so glad I found you blog, its wonderful...

Lorac said...

I always feel rather sad when I see and old barn like that! Time passages. Great shots though. The cemetery pic is really good. Gave me an idea for a post!

NCmountainwoman said...

What a beautiful drive. Gorgeous photographs.

Carolyn said...

Cedar, how fortunate to get together with other bloggers and what a beautiful drive home. There is so much calm and peace in your captures.
Smiles and blessings

Islandsparrow said...

Sounds like a fun weekend - and you got some beautiful shots. I love the old red barn in the evening light. I took some morning light photos today. I love the slant of early morning and evening light.

Glad you had such a good time!

Shellmo said...

How fun to meet "neighbor" bloggers! That barn photo was spectacular!!

Sunny said...

Lovely photos.

Tammie Lee said...

Such fun to meet blog friends.
There is nothing like the light of the setting sun and you have captured it beautifully.

Beth Niquette said...

How very lovely. You are such a talented photographer. Beautiful! I enjoy cemetaries--there is so much history in them. So many stories. So much life, believe it or not.

I imagne you had a wonderful time!

dog trot farm said...

Cedar, what a lovely area you reside in. I would love to own an old barn like the one in your photo. How was the meet and greet? very enjoyable I'm sure.

Robynn's Ravings said...

Simply lovely. Oh, I feel more at peace just having gazed at the photos. Think I'll take a nap now and rest my tooth! So glad you had a good time at the "meet up." Wonder if there is anything like this is California? I'm gonna look into it. Thanks! ;)

Susannah said...

I am going to check out that cemetery in Keene. You took a beautiful picture...but then..again..all of your pictures are gorgeous. You are lucky to live "up north" and see all these beautiful sites every day.

Friends,
Susannah

violetlady said...

New York is such a beautiful state. I have not been to the Adirondacks for years and years, but I'll always remember my visits there. Someday, I'll be back. I love Lake Placid.

Takeyce said...

Beautiful views! I've painted that barn many times.