Friday, August 29, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
We've made geocaching stops at SGL291 in the past. In the warm months it has a trail that runs along power lines with nice flowers. Today, the weather was cold so we had a quiet walk through the snow. There were signs of spring and (hopefully) a last look at winter's beauty on the journey,
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
We started our day by finally getting a great view of the eagle we had been trying to spot for weeks. It was a glorious sighting on a wet day. We wanted to visit the Jamestown Audubon Center and find the Ranger Rick series of caches there. After stopping inside to hunt information for a puzzle cache and look at the exhibits, we made our way to the grounds. The rain had stopped, so I took my camera as we set off on the trails. It was a bad mistake. We made it through the first caches with no rain. Then it started. I usually put my camera in my waterproof raincoat and that provides enough protection. In normal rain, it would have have enough. In the day's intense rain, it wasn't.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Since I've to this park so many times this year with snow on the ground, it was great to return for a quiet walk after leaving the office. There were only a few blossoms, but they were the first after a long winter.
Friday, August 15, 2014
I don't remember seeing Amish ice fishing before. I hadn't really noticed the hats when I took the image.
German Air Force in 2013 with a big send off. This plane is unique for its last flight. It was brought in for a carrier deck landing after being hit and damaged in battle. The plane was on fire when the pilot put it on the deck. I can't begin to imagine what it takes to land a plane in that condition or be a part of the landing and fire crews as a burning plane touches down on an aircraft carrier. It's an amazing bit of history.
Thursday, August 07, 2014
By morning we were certain we had lost our silly beagle. Neither of us expected to find him, but as soon as daylight arrived we were on the trail. We also knew it had been very cold the evening before so he would be in bad shape when found. Once again we walked for miles and couldn't find the roaming beagle. I needed to be in Cortland, New York for work so my chance to look was the morning. We had given up fearing the worst and returned to the house when we received word that a beagle had been found to the south. With hope we headed south. When we got to the place he was supposed to be we were over four miles from home. The man retrieved Phineas and there was no doubt he was our happy silly beagle. This kind stranger had found Phineas walking in the road at 2am and picked him up. He spotted the geocaching Log My Dog tag Phineas wears and found our account on Geocaching.com. Through the assistance of our friend and the Warren County Humane Society, our beagle was soon on his way home. All was not roses for the little boy. He had frostbite on his nose, his lips, his pads, and his ... well you know....
Tuesday, August 05, 2014
Once more the elusive beagle took to the hills and ran. It was a bright, blue day out, but with 18 degrees forecast for the evening, we knew he was at high risk. I lost count after over a dozen miles on the trail. We were able to follow his paw prints south, but lost his track in areas where the snow had melted. We kept looking throughout the evening, but went to bed with heavy hearts.
Saturday, August 02, 2014
At 65 acres, this isn't a dog park. It's a dog resort. Multiple off leash areas, agility courses, and trails through the woods are here to comfort the special dog.