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Showing posts with label New York. Show all posts
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Sunday, May 14, 2023

Fall in the Adirondack Mountains - “He Who Forms the Mountains”

 He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and who reveals his thoughts to mankind, who turns dawn to darkness, and treads on the heights of the earth— the LORD God Almighty is his name.

Amos 4:13

Friday, May 12, 2023

Adirondack Mountains - “Find Rest in the Shadow of the Almighty “


Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.   This I declare about the Lord : He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I trust him.   For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.   He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.   Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day.   Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday.   Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.   Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished.

Psalm 91:1-8

Friday, October 15, 2021

Raquette Lake, New York - Living Waters

 On that day living waters shall flow out from Jerusalem, half of them to the eastern sea and half of them to the western sea.  It shall continue in summer as winter.  And the Lord will be king over all the earth.  On that day the Lord will be one and his name one. 

Zechariah 14:8-9 ESV

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Raquette River - Adirondack Mountains

“Has not my hand made all these things, and so they came into being?”  Declares the Lord.  “ These are the ones I look on with favor:  those who are humble and contrite in spirit, and tremble at my word.”

Isaiah 66:2 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Raquette River "An Unchanged Eden"

These photos were taken in October at the peak of the fall foliage.  Beautiful orange and golden trees along the river banks.  The Raquette River is the second longest river in New York State.  Ralph Waldo Emerson's poem "The Adirondacs" is about his explorations in 1858.  He made the journey with several prominent men of the time including painter William James Stillman and the group became known as the Philosophers Camp.
"The Philosophers' Camp" painting by William James Stillman, at Follensby Pond, 1858, a momentary natural center of the Transcendentalist movement, w/ poets Ralph Waldo Emerson and James Russell Lowell, and scientist Louis Agassiz. 

The Adirondacs


Wise and polite,--and if I drew
Their several portraits, you would own
Chaucer had no such worthy crew,
Nor Boccace in Decameron.

We crossed Champlain to Keeseville with our friends,
Thence, in strong country carts, rode up the forks
Of the Ausable stream, intent to reach
The Adirondac lakes. At Martin's Beach
We chose our boats; each man a boat and guide,--
Ten men, ten guides, our company all told.

Seaway Trail - Shoreline of St. Lawrence River to Messena, New York

Massena is located on the northern Canadian border of St. Lawrence County, New York.  The town is named after one of Napoleon's field marshals, Andre Massena. The Seaway Trail scenic drive begins in Massena, New York.  The gallery above are pictures taken along the shoreline of the St. Lawrence River outside of Messena.