After visiting Rick’s Sugar House, I headed up to Fredonia where I got to spend some quality time with my friend Sue. We visited the SUNY Fredonia studios and gallery. Then Sue and I had dinner and drank (too much?) wine in front of the fire and talked and talked and talked. Next day, after watching CBS Sunday Morning with my mom (as I do, weekly!) I headed out to Allegany State Park to spend a couple of days shooting some photos and working on other projects.
Lolli and I went for a hike along portions of the North Country Trail / Finger Lakes Trail. It was this kind of day:
No long johns.
No clouds. (Well, a few.)
No snow. (Well, quickly melting.)
No cell phone.
No voices. (Except those in my head.)
Oh my god. It is so beautiful.
Let the vacation begin. (Oops, I mean, continue.)
We went to the spring to fill our water bottles.
It was actually almost too warm. Lolli thought so. She lay down in the muck and moss.