Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Lakes #AtoZChallenge #WordlessWednesday

New York State is rightfully proud of its Finger Lakes.  These are a series of natural lakes that were formed during the retreat of glaciers around 10,000 years ago.  Each has its own distinct personality.

If you like wine, you have (no doubt) heard of the Finger Lakes.  If not, let me introduce you to some of them.

 Ithaca, New York

 Cayuga Lake may be the best known of the lakes.  Nestled at its south end is the City of Ithaca and, at its northern end, Seneca Falls.  Seneca Falls was possibly the real life Bedford Falls of the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" and was also famed for its role in the Women's Suffrage movement of the 1800's and early 1900's.  Yes, women in the United States have a lot to thank Seneca Falls for.

Seneca Lake is the deepest of the Finger Lakes at some 618 feet (188 meters).  This picture was taken in Geneva, at the northern tip of the lake.  The west side of the lake is home to Watkins Glen of race car fame, and so many wineries you can practically walk from one to the next.

Canandaigua Lake and Skaneateles Lake, in my view, tie for the prettiest water.  This picture of Canandaigua Lake

Skaneateles Lake means "long lake" in the language of the Onondaga Nation.  Its village is a beloved tourist attraction and hosts summer homes of some of our wealthier citizens. 

My favorite of the lakes, however, is Keuka Lake, also known as the "crooked lake" or the "Lady of the Lakes".  It's shaped like a lopsided Y and has two northern points and one southern.  It also has one of my favorite wineries (not that the others are bad; this is just my favorite), Dr. Konstantin Frank.

There are more lakes, but these are the ones I have pictures of.

Joining Sandee at Comedy Plus for her #WordlessWednesday.

"L" day at the Blogging from A to Z Challenge.  This year's theme: New York State


  1. ...the Finger Lakes area is beautiful.

  2. An area that I would love to explore. You had me at wineries. We have the Napa Valley here.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Wordless Wednesday. ♥

  3. Wow, they are all so beautiful!

  4. That looks like an absolutely gorgeous area. The last picture reminds me a little of Switzerland and Lake Zurich. :-)

  5. At one time in my life attending a race at Watkins Glen was on my "Bucket List". I think my bucket has a hole in it and a few of things on my list have leaked out. Oh well, that's life. Have a blessed day.

  6. I have to make time to visit that region, it looks so beautiful

  7. Beautiful lakes, I love the photo of Canandaigua Lake, so pretty!
    Quilting Patchwork & Appliqué

  8. Thank you for these images. Everything is new for me! Lovely places!
    Happy WW and thank you for the linking!

  9. The photo of Canandaigua Lake is my favorite. My knowledge of Ithaca, New York is limited to its friendly feud with my hometown of Two Rivers, Wisconsin over who invented the ice cream sundae. I'm just glad someone did!

  10. Alana,

    I would like to visit the Finger Lakes region - lovely photos!

    I have another Looney Tunes A-Z Art Sketch to share with you, check it out my illustration I named, Lunch. Happy A2Zing!

  11. You have your own lake country. It sounds like those are great places to visit.

  12. I have to wonder how much of United States was form by glaciers.
    Coffee is on and stay safe


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