And these moments are why we we came…all 3,300 miles round trip…to see and drive through the Cape Breton Highlands and capture these views. I have never had a trip exceed my expectations as much as this drive. The wow factor was in full effect – rich colors and stunning surroundings; I want to return and experience it again.
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.
An early Spring walk around the Beaver Pond at Five Rivers Environmental Center didn’t produce many photo opportunities. I was hoping to find some flowering trees, but had no luck. As I surveyed the area, I kept looking past this tree, but then realized its new growth made for an interesting contrast against so many dead branches.
Over the years we all move, some of us more than others. There is always that pesky change of address that needs to be processed. Good to know when one reaches the final resting place, it will be an address we won’t have to change again.
Mr. Kane is able to “view” his surroundings, while protected by a massive structure. This memorial gives new meaning to the word headstone!
A glance at this photo does not render the typical vision of a walk through NYC. The Bow Bridge is one on many to be found in Central Park, a much needed oasis in the urban confines of Manhattan. Having open air green space is a quality of life necessity that has been recognized for hundreds of years. “Play” is an important part of living, and parks provide the open space needed for social activities such as sports, concerts, and just relaxation from the daily grind.
On a day trip to NYC, a stroll through Central Park led to Belvedere Castle. The observation deck provides views in almost any direction, of the park and surrounding city. After climbing down out of the castle which is located in the center of the park, it was a debate as to which path to follow to get to our next destination.