Winter-Scape Taughannock Falls

The recent snow and frigid air may keep some people inside, but a friend and I decided to venture to Taughannock Falls to view the winter-scape. Taughannock Falls is located just North of Ithaca and is 215 ft tall which makes it the highest single waterfall east of the Rocky Mountains. The falls can be…

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Letchworth- Great Bend

letchworth pop-up waterfall

 I grew up near Letchworth and have been wanting to get back for a visit.  The forecast promised thunder storms around dawn with subsequent clearing just afterwards, but did indicate chances for occasional showers afterwards.  My thoughts immediately went to the Great Bend in Letchworth and that this was perfect conditions for fog to form in the deep gorge.   The Great Bend  area of Letchworth is where the the Genesee River takes a U-shaped turn and you can see a great expanse of the gorge.  This view really gives you a sense of why Letchworth is often called the Grand Canyon of the East.

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Lake Effect Trees

This past weekend I made a road trip searching for snow as it was not to be found in Syracuse.  The snow eluded me until I reached Selkirk shores state park.  Just as I arrived the lake effect snow began again.  These trees were already covered with snow from the on and off changes in…

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Oswego’s snow owl

Here is another picture of Oswego’s snowy owl.  This time she was up in the tree and didn’t need to squint to look at me.  Those bright yellow eyes were something to behold staring down at me.  I received some more information on this bird today.  She is a juvenile female bird.  She is being…

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