Archive | February 2014

At Rest

At Rest

This piece of farm equipment appears to be at rest for the Winter….actually, it may be more like forever. It looks very handsome against the white snow, and makes a good conversation piece – can you say lawn ornament? 🙂

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Meeting House

Meeting House

At the George Landis Arboretum, the Meeting House is a great venue for music events. The Desolation Road Studios Acoustic Music Series we learned to love in Altamont, will be moving to its new home at Landis this Spring. The space, with its expansive deck and fabulous views will make for a great evening out!

Still Standing

Great Oak

The George Landis Arboretum is the home of the Great Oak tree, which is estimated to be 450 years old. It has taken a beating over the centuries, and most recently in 2011, Hurricane Irene a major branch was snapped off. The tree endures under the watchful eye of Landis arborists.

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Follow-Up-Storm-battered-Great-Oak-still-stands-5196811.php

Select-a-Trail

Trail Signs

Even though we had a trail map, this juncture on our snowshoe hike gave us lots of options. The Meeting House would have been the easy way out, so we chose to follow the Pioneer Trail which swung around and gave us the opportunity to see more of what Landis Arboretum has to offer.

Into the Woods

Narnia

After plodding through some open fields and past the Great Oak, we turned onto Woodland Trail at Landis Arboretum. We weren’t the first ones through with snowshoes, but the powdery snow wasn’t completely packed down. Good exercise, for sure! As I turned around to see where we’d traversed, I could see we were surrounded – it felt like we’d entered Narnia…