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New York is not just New York City. (photo heavy)

New York is not just New York City. (photo heavy)

Old 08-08-2009, 04:12 PM
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It shocked me when I learned when people hear "New York" they think New York City. That is such a small part of New York and not what it's all about. I live in the Finger Lakes region and I've never seen a prettier spot. Here's an example... we went kayaking on Hemlock Lake today--the south end. My daughter met us there (and came home for several days since her research job is over and she has 3 weeks before clases start). Some photos are for quilt color ideas. :wink:

The lane to the launch area.
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Rachel's in my main kayak. I paddled in the smaller one I bought for when I go alone. (I do not paddle here alone--only on the lakes surrounded in cottages. :wink: ) She thinks she was itching here. :lol:
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Mark and Rachel
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South end.
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North end.
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This is MY New York. :D
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The water is very clear--but the vegetation on the bottom is a variety of greens.
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Water drop on my lens...
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We met two other kayakers and two canoes out there--on a Saturday morning.
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This looks exactly like some fabric I bought. I posted it awhile ago--the back for "A Walk Through the Park."
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Cool, eh?
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Not much blue here.
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Someone did some stacking.
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One of my favorite shots.
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I see faces in the trees in there...
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Looking across the lake--we'll cross at a certain spot that's an hour down.
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This is not blue!
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We're going to cross the lake here. We went about half way.
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This is a zoom in of our marker to cross. :wink:
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Where we just were
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Some of these shots are hard to get because they are moving and I'm moving... :roll:
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Missed her--but we liked this one. :lol:
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Reflection shot. The water was so calm today.
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Seaweed--the sign we're back at the south end.
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Back to the launch sight. It's been 7 miles in about 2 hours--the usual.
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Whew. Now we load the kayaks on top of the van--the little one goes in. Then we get lunch!! :D
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:39 PM
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Beautiful!!! What a great place to go to relax and enjoy nature!!! :D :D :D
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Old 08-08-2009, 04:54 PM
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Thanks for sharing, beautiful country.
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:29 PM
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WOW! That is a long way for a kayak! :shock: :mrgreen: I should try that!
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Old 08-08-2009, 05:38 PM
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Beautiful
Your really not suppose to show people how pretty upstate is :wink:
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:27 PM
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Really beautiful pictures, Karla! It all looks soooo relaxful, peaceful....
Thanks so much for posting them!
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Old 08-08-2009, 06:30 PM
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Beautiful pictures. Looks like you had a great morning. I would love to be on the water like that!!!
I have never see such a beautiful New York. Being on the West coast, it's true when someone says "New York" we think of a big city and lots of people and tall buildings and taxi's. Thanks for sharing a little of your world with us!!!
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:58 PM
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That is so beautiful!
I'm sure it's even better when the foliage starts to turn and is in the brightest peak!
Ok, I'm jealous again! But what else is new?
Thanks for the trip on the lake. :)
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Karla, I looove the way you capture your pictures...I can feel myself right on the water, I could reach out and touch it. The trees are so beautiful, I just want to touch the screen and feel the feathery softness of all those beautiful greens.
You have this one picture of the sunlight hitting the clear water, with rocks underneath, and the water looks rippled, making swirl designs over the rocks...awesome!
I saw the faces in the trees too, and the reflections...and the stacking...so amusing and interesting to think somebody did that for fun and maybe for others to see, a little sign of a visitor in a magic world :wink: Your right, it's all so breathtaking and beautiful.
I'll never think of New York the same old way again :D
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I live in the eastern half of Ny....not the city..this could be rowing along the Hudson River....much of it is senic ...with cliffs along the side. NY is home to the largest National Park...Adirondack Park.. Thanks Karla
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