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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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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New Years at Upper Onondaga

I wanted to get up early New Years Day to catch a sunrise, but the skies prior to midnight did not look promising.  When my alarm went off in the morning, one look at the sky sent me back to bed for an hour as I knew the sunrise was not to be seen.  I…

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Groundhogs Day 2015

    A winter snow warning was issued last night,  so it was no surprise to wake up with several inches of snow on the ground.   I don’t wonder that Punxsutawney Phil is predicting 6 more weeks of winter.  Since Punxsutawney Phil is a distance from Syracuse however,  I decided to do my own investigation…

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Walk on the Wild Side

It was a cold, but sunny morning Saturday when I joined some fellow photographers for a walk through Rosamond Gifford Zoo.  I had limited time and knew one of the first places I wanted to go was to the snow leopard exhibit to see if Asa, the newest snow leopard was out.  I was happy…

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