Despite the exceptionally warm weather and lack of snow, it is a nice Thanksgiving day in the Adirondacks. A Thanksgiving hike instead of a ski was in order since the temperature measured 45 degrees midday.
I just took these photographs of Johnny Jump Ups growing in the yard at Adirondack Lifestyle headquarters, located at 2,200 feet in Lake Placid, New York. Until this year, it was unheard of to have violets abloom in the Adirondack Mountains in late November.
Whiteface Mountain opened today; we can all be thankful for manmade snow and snowmaking guns.