Sunday, December 8, 2019

Day’s Ending

Sunset Over the Snow
Hunt, NY
December 7, 2019
Well I bookended yesterday with a sunrise image and now a sunset image. Taken somewhere near Hunt, NY, on our way back to Ithaca after spending the afternoon with Mom and Dad, Chris and I were treated to this spectacular scene at the beginning of the two-hour drive.

As you all know, I do not fully appreciate snow and cold. The temperature when I took this image, according to the car thermometer, was about 20 degrees. During the drive the temperature dipped as low as 14. Fortunately, there is not much traffic in the wilds of Upstate New York. In fact, during the drive I would expect that the high beam headlights were on for all but about 10 minutes of the trip. And we needed them, it was dark and often eerie along the highways lined by leafless trees ready for the winter.

It was a great visit with Mom and Dad. My sister treated us to a spectacular dinner and warm conversation ensued all day. I resolved that I need to visit regularly and so I was particularly mindful of the route as we drove back to Ithaca.

Driving through the Finger Lakes region is an experience. The lakes and hills provide ever-changing vistas to enjoy while driving. It is a lot different than driving through flat areas, like Texas, where the scenery never changes during hours of driving.

It is important to see the beauty in every place. I do love sunrises the most and am sitting watching the world come alive as I write this, being treated to a spectacular sunrise.

Enjoy the day. I am facing a five and a half hour drive back to Baltimore, but will enjoy the scenery along the way. And I will celebrate crossing the snow-line somewhere around Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

— Bob Doan, writing from Ithaca, NY

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