It has been a wonderful spring and early summer in the Adirondacks. By wonderful I mean sunny and warm, but a bit rainy. The perfect conditions for lush foliage and vibrant flowers. The cold nights thrown in to remind us where we live were icing on the cake. We are on the other side of the longest day of the year. Today’s bright young, green leaves will soon be orange — a mere six weeks from now. Some people think this is the best time of year in the Adirondacks. Visitors seem to agree; summer streets teem with tourists, but my favorite season is less popular. Regular readers know where this is going. I’ll stop. I have learned to enjoy summer in the Adirondacks. I know that sounds ridiculous, but it all stems from skiing. I digress.
In addition to the heavenly outdoor recreation opportunities in these mountains, summer in the Adirondacks is wonderful because of moments like today’s featured photo. Thank you to Gary Lee, a retired Forest Ranger who still spends time in the Adirondack woods, for allowing me to feature his photo. It is not hard to love living in the the Adirondacks all year when there is a chance you could catch a moment like this. The photograph made my day.
Of course, there is the skiing.