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WPC – Edge 2

“A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” ~Henry David Thoreau ~

Take a seat at the edge of the water, release anything weighing on your mind, breathe in the fresh air and enjoy Mirror Lake. Some run by quickly, others drive by, and some go into their houses never to notice the beauty. On this bench one only has to sit and hear the call of the loons, look to the right and left to absorb the beauty of the mountains. When its time to get up you will feel like a new person.


Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, NY

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”
~ Albert Einstein ~

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Love and Light!

(I submitted this photo for WPC – Mirror however I thought it was a perfect fit for this week’s edge as well)


Lake Placid and Adirondack High Peaks

Once again I traveled North this week. On my way home Tuesday, there were many beautiful photo shots along the trip. At one point I stopped to take a photo of snow-capped mountains, but the camera didn’t work. It seemed the battery was dead so I opened the battery door to discover that it was empty. That was fine because I placed a battery and charger in my camera bag.  After placing the battery inside the camera I discover the battery was dead. It was discouraging, but I had my iPhone and took a couple of photos. When something isn’t working take the time to stop, breath, and flow. Once I reached Lake Placid I stopped for a coffee and plugged in the battery charger. It was almost the half-way point so the stretch was well deserved.

On the way out-of-town, I noticed the flags flapping in the breeze and with snow-covered mountains in the background. As you can see from the photos is was a beautiful clear day with fantastic views.

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Lake Placid, NY

Lake Placid, NY

The temperature was in the high forties. It felt like a heat wave compared to the weeks of below zero and low 10s. I was able to take off my coat and gloves for the first time in months.

When traveling down the mountain, on the way to Keene Valley, I traveled past ponds and lakes to the right. On the left there were ice formations cascading down the mountains in between trees. Once the ice begins to melt there will be a stream of water crossing the road and filling the lakes. In the lower photo you can see the water frozen in time, soon to be flowing freely once again.

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It is a beautiful trip and one that I don’t mind traveling, even though it is a four-hour trip after spending the morning training. If ever in New York State take a ride along Route 73 through Keene Valley. If you enjoy hiking, climb one of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks or become one of the ADK46ers. You will be glad you made the trip.

Love and Light,