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Happy New Year! 2021, Here We Come!

31 Dec

Hello, everyone! I’m sorry I haven’t spent time writing here. I will, I promise.

I’ve talked to more friends and family today than all year long! How I miss you!

January 28 at 8 pm, I will be leading a snowshoe excursion for Audubon NY at the Owasco Flats Nature Reserve in Moravia, NY. I’m excited to help launch this non-profits educational programming in such a neat area. The president of “The Flats” and I will be spending some more time in the reserve this month, in preparation for our walk/snowshoe. Recently cleared trails, now allow visitors to walk from the northern kiosk off Fire Lane Rd. to the southern kiosk on Route 38. I’m hoping my friends who live nearby will be able to join us for this neat celebration.

I’ll be writing more about “The Flats”, the history of the land, the geography of the local hills and complexity of the watershed.

A bit far from my beloved lakeshore of Ontario, I do plan to spend more time concentrating on my home territory. The enormity of the lake can overwhelm with immensity of peace, beauty, ferocity, adventure and a sense of boundlessness. I suppose I need to tell this story more vividly as the pandemic limits our ability to lead in-person events. I do hope to host some events with all COVID precautions in place. I love to talk about the bluff mud! Not to be confused with ordinary mud, this can be reddish orange due to a high quantity of sandstone. If you haven’t hiked bluffs, peered out over the seemingly endless lake and marveled at our lake rocks-you are really missing out! “Mud and Wine” sounds divine, we’ll explore our glacial history, observe, discover and enjoy.

I realized I quit taking pictures a few years back that don’t tell a story for work. I’m trying to capture more fun, beautiful images. To work on my writing and photography and to get out there for fun! The “Hit the Trails Passport” from Wegmans has been getting me to different places. Though, I’ve stayed within 60 miles of my home since March, the hike I discovered today was interesting in many different ways. A first visit can captivate in ways a frequently visited place might not.

Pictures and much Moore in 2021! If you would like me to reserve a space for you January 28, please let me know as the month unfolds. Space is limited and we will be social distancing-quite bundled up too, I’m sure.

CHEERS!