Right now, near Binghamton, New York, it is 87 F (30 C). Hot, after several days of unseasonable cold, we are feeling the heat. It's a great day for making solar tea and not doing too much gardening or walking.
The best thing to do is keep cool, and look at some pictures of cool nature. Nice, cool, pictures. So, let me show you some scenes from last weekend.
The Finger Lakes of upstate New York are a group of 11 lakes in upstate New York, running roughly north and south, formed by the scouring action of glaciers over a million years ago. Now, breathe deep and think: ice. Nice, cool, ice.
They are narrow and long, shaped like fingers.
Well, most of them are. One of them, Keuka Lake, is more like a lopsided slingshot. People in the area call it The Crooked Lake.
Several of the Finger Lakes have micro climes ideally suited for the growing of wine grapes, and there have been wineries along Keuka Lakes since 1860.
|Overlook at Dr. Konstantin Frank Wine Cellars|
This area isn't quite local to me, but is less than a couple of hours away from where I live. And, in this world of coolness last week, I found many people in lawn chairs, sitting and admiring the lake view with a glass of wine in their hand and a plate of cheese on a table next to them.
It looked so relaxing. But I'm a bit too wound up when I travel, wanting to experience what the next stop along the road has to offer.
In a future post, I'll show you part of what we saw on the Crooked Lake. And, maybe even offer you a Bath.
What do you like to do for relaxation?