Yes, tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day here in the US of A! I am so excited because this means we will be traveling to the home of my parents for the big day! We haven’t done this in a while, so it is going to be a real treat. AND, Mom, bless her heart, is doing ALL of the cooking and baking! Yay!!!
I truly am thankful for each and every one of you who has read my babbling…I really love blogging, but I imagine sometimes my mundane posts are painfully tedious! And so, for you, I am so grateful. You have encouraged me when I thought about giving up writing my oft silly posts!
You have no idea the anticipation of this morning….A couple of days ago, Mark and I sat at his desk and ordered a new Nikon D-90 camera, as well as an incredible lens. I fluttered about the house, whining and wondering how long I would need to wait for the box to arrive!
The friendly Fed Ex guy came to the door with Angus announcing his arrival. I floated into the house, box of goodies snuggled in my arms! I am so happy! And now, you poor thing, you must bear with my photos taken today. These photos were taken in Penn Yan, as the kids were there late this afternoon to visit with Jonathan, who came home for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The town of Penn Yan is situated on Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes. Penn Yan has an awesome trail called the Outlet Trail which runs along the outlet of the lake. It really is a pretty little walk, but we arrived late in the day, after 4 pm. I really was hoping to get some photos, but my hopes dwindled as the cloudy skies were darkening as the minutes ticked off.
Mark nudged me to walk along the trail, parking at a little public park along the trail. I got out and began walking…I love walking so much. As I walked, I began using my new camera and was surprised at the results. These were all taken in Auto mode with the camera set up just as it arrived at our door!
As I wandered along the trail, I noticed what looked very much like a little rabbit hutch tucked into the brush. I couldn’t figure out why someone would have discarded it there, nor why it hadn’t been removed by the town. I do think I might have met up with its two inhabitants, though as I walked the trail.
Yeah, cute kitty, isn’t it? Gads, the thing was gallopping toward me full bore! I saw another kitty a short time later pawing through a pile of leaves. When I tried to take their photos, the wild felines appeared as though struck by lightening and one actually limbed up a small cliff. Not friendly. Not at all!
I contemplated walking out on the railroad bridge, but the ties were so rotted, my smallish foot kept wanting to retreat into one of the open cracks. I certainly was not wanting myself, or my brand new camera, to make a splash!
Since the Birkett Mills is an integral part of this town, I was happy to capture a few interesting shots of the huge yellow building….
I love the bridge with graceful arches. As I walked closer and closer, the noise was increasingly louder. There must be turbines or some sort of machinery for the mill located there. The water went from glass smooth to vicious whitewater while passing under the bridge!
I walked back to the truck and took a slight detour because I thought a mirage lie in front of me….all of our trees are stark naked. Not this one.
Mark and I decided to visit the little town to see if anything might want to be photographed.
I love the streetlamps decorated with small simple snowflakes.
We picked the kids up at 7:30 and headed home as we have an early day ahead tomorrow. As I stepped out of the truck, I decided to try a handheld shot of the moon and clouds.
I am so thrilled with the new camera. I cannot WAIT until tomorrow!