Sam’s Point 2 of 2

The flora was striking and surreal with brilliant colors of red blueberry bushes and black pitch pine skeletons set among white rocks and a blue sky.

Other things… (click to play the slide shows)

I found a quartz snake. Also Katydids, stinkbugs, and many Crickets.

Sam’s Point 1 of 2

I went on a trip to Sam’s Point area in Minnewaska State Park, Cragsmoor, New York in the Shawangunk Mountains with a small group of Sierra Photo NYC members on October 10, 2019.

The weather was delightful and I enjoyed the trip very much. The Ice Caves are spectacular, but the trail is full of stairs and ladders up and downs and requires a lot of exertion.

The light entering into the crevices of the sedimentary conglomerate rocks makes some dramatic photographs.

Cape May Doors

It’s been a while since I posted some doors. As many of you know We went to Cape May last month. I love their Victorian houses. In addition to the historic tour by horse and buggy we had a tour of the Physick Estate. I didn’t include the pictures of the fabulous interior. I may do so on my next post.

For Norm’s Thursday Doors 10/3/2019

Abingdon Rail

Yesterday afternoon on the way home Marc noticed a Tweet announcing a Virginia Rail at Abingdon Square Park, which is a rare occurrence for a very small park. It was a life bird for me. There was about a dozen other birders there, most of whom I know. We had cameras and binoculars, which amused the locals. The Virginia Rail seemed quite comfortable. It was feeding on dozens of worms and dodging around the legs of the people sitting on the benches.

Egg Island and Cape May Harbor

We had a busy day on the 18th of September. First we went to Egg Island Fish and Wildlife Management Area in Cumberland County, NJ. Later on we took a Birding by Boat Tour of Cape May Harbor and Jarvis Sound.