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Beyond the Clouds in the Finger Lakes

I pulled over and shut off the motor on the bike. The hill behind me had already choked off the sun and the only remnants of light were from the remaining scattered rays which were coming from the hill on the other side of the valley. As I walked over to the edge of the lookout, I saw the sun still shinning brightly on a few cottages at the very southern end of Canandaigua Lake.

Looking to the north, I saw Vine Valley and Bare Mountain, legendary home of the Seneca Indians. I watched a lone boat make its way up the lake towards Vine Valley to return home to dock for the night. Further up the Lake, the sun still shone on the northern end of Canandaigua Lake.

The cares of the day just seemed to disappear with the vanishing light and I wanted to stay a bit longer and try to hold on to the moment. The vastness of the space before me and the beauty of the hills and the lake completely filled my mind. Tomorrow wasn’t even a thought. If tomorrow comes, it will come from beyond those clouds which you see floating over the distant hills in the Finger Lakes

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    1. My objective is to blog about things that I have experienced and know about first hand. The pictures that I take are taken by myself and I strive to tell a story which helps to explain what I am seeing or what I am feeling at the time that the pictures were taken.

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    1. I write my own blog and take my own pictures for my blog. Our working lifestyles force us to plan far in advance and then we become very frustrated when our plans do not work out. Tomorrow is not guaranteed! It is much better that we spend most of our time on today’s problems and take some time each day just to enjoy the moment.

    1. Thank you. I keep returning to the place where I photographed “Beyond the Clouds in the Finger Lakes”, but I have come up with nothing new. It is impossible to capture on camera the vastness of the Canandaigua Lake Overlook and it’s effect on you, but I keep trying.


    1. Yes, I write the articles myself and take all of the pictures which I use in my blog. The subjects of my articles vary according to the season of the year and what is on my mind at any given moment. I focus on things that please me and bring back remembrances of my growing up on a family farm.

    1. Well, thank you for your kind words. It is my objective to write about things that I see and experience first hand here in the Finger Lakes. I too wish that my readership would expand faster than it has expanded since I began writing this blog, but I am also grateful for folks like yourself who recognize knowledge based reporting.


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