A stand of spruce (Picea) at the Storm King Art Center up the Hudson River in Mountainville, NY.
After my wife (!) and I tied the knot out in Montauk, NY on September 26th we returned home with not really enough time or money to pull off the grand honeymoon we dreamed of. But we didn't want to fall back into the home routine too quickly so we decided to have ourselves a "mini-moon" instead. Part of it was an adventure north of the city to Storm King, the 500-acre state park and sculpture garden that we had both talked about curiously for years. The rain held off for a few hours and we were able to spend the better part of a day hiking and viewing and being amazed by the landscape and all it's features. We treated ourselves to a night at the Storm King Lodge, a wonderful local B&B, and it was wonderful to stay away from the couch, up in the hills and hiking among the meadows and the stands of evergreens and deciduous trees.
More pics from Storm King and more posts (old and new) I hope to create in the next couple days. After such a sensational wedding weekend in Montauk and the rest of the second week mini-moon I am still mentally in the clouds a little bit. But it is great to be back, and with so many images and so much inspiration to move forward into the next chapter. As Steven Tyler used to blast into my Walkman headphones all those years ago, "I'm back in the saddle again, ...I'm back!"
...but perhaps something a little more mellow for this morning, ...vacation isn't over yet.