Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Through The High Peaks And Arriving At The Farm

I was driving to the farm with all six dogs in the car and had reached the High Peaks Region of the Adirondacks. I turned off on Adirondack Loj Road to get a few shots of the amazing mountains surrounding the hay field there:

And since the day was so lovely and since I wasn't in any hurry, I continued along Adirondack Loj Road to see the scenery:

These farm fields are surrounded by some of the loftiest peaks in the Adirondacks. They must surely have been difficult to farm because of the severe winters back when they were first cleared, but now are expensive real estate providing spectacular views:

This log home had 360 degree views of the fields and mountains:

And when I looked toward the northwest, I could see the town of Lake Placid and its twin Olympic ski jumps:

I drove on, entering Lake Placid and stopped once again at the Adirondack Equine Center which was deserted on that Sunday morning. It offered me a fabulous view of Whiteface Mountain:

And other Adirondack peaks which I couldn't identify:

We traveled on through the town of Brighton where more excellent views gave me another opportunity to try out my new camera:

And soon enough we arrived at the farm. I turned on the water, set the thermostat higher and put pillows on the floor for the dogs' comfort:

Seamus had just gotten a haircut at PetSmart that very morning and they'd provided him with a colorful bandanna which I left on. He made himself comfy:

Winky truly enjoys being part of the pack and going where we go even though he's sometimes cranky and often resistant to do what he's told. Winky is a special case, a foster dog which would have been risky to place in any other home. So he happily stayed with me. Maybe he'd planned it that way all along:

It wasn't yet near their 5:00 feeding time, but judging by the look on their hopeful faces, I'd say that all six dogs were wishing I'd feed them early. The contractors had planned to begin the barn restorations that Monday but hadn't yet done anything that I could see. But I'll post more tomorrow:

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