Summer Solstice in the Adirondack Mountains

That’s a wrap on spring! Welcome to summer and enjoy this photo essay of the season from Adirondack Lifestyle in Lake Placid, New York

Adirondack Summer Solstice Daisy 2016

Few things say, “Summer,” better than wildflowers.

Happy longest day of the year! The good news is it is all downhill from here as the days grow shorter and we make our way to winter. The record-breaking warm weather pattern in the Adirondack region of northern New York continued this spring and delivered outstanding spring outdoor recreation that looks set to continue into summer.

Adirondack Summer Solstice Daisy 2016

Adirondack spring rain was late and sparse this year.

The warm dry spring was interrupted by a stretch of much-needed rain and cloud cover.

Adirondack Spring Neighborhood Hikes 2016

Why does the human eye discern more shades of green than any other color? Predators.

As usual, the flora came to life once the rain came. Suddenly, the Adirondack Mountains were covered in a sheet of verdant velvet in more shades of green than have been named.

Adirondack Summer Solstice Lupines 2016

The lupines enjoyed the Adirondack spring rains.

 

Adirondack Spring Road Cycling 2016

View from the road bike.

Road cycling has been delightful in the Adirondack Mountains this spring.

Adirondack Summer Solstice Daisy Meadow 2016

Adirondack Daisy Meadow

Thanks to abundant warm weather and just enough rain, wildflowers are thriving in the Adirondacks this year.

As usual, click on an image for a larger version.

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