It has been too long since I have carried on about how lovely it is here in the Adirondacks. I always pause when I write that expression “how lovely it is here in the Adirondacks…” because it feels incomplete. What is lovely in and about the Adirondacks is expansive and complicated.
Since there is so much to consider, I occasionally indulge myself and attempt to identify some of what makes the Adirondacks such a special place. So far today for example, from sunrise on Mt. Marcy to the early morning deep shadows of late winter, the morning view from my office has been a changing work of art.
The sea monster sounds from expanding and contracting ice on the lake are the low notes to the morning chattering of Chicadees and Jays, with percussion provided by a Woodpecker, of course.
Skiing anywhere in the Adirondacks today is exceptionally good. The snow chilled by this morning’s sub-zero temperatures and the current brilliant sunshine will come together to create sublime ski conditions by early afternoon. My coffee and woodstove are warm.
A few reasons life is good in the Adirondacks.