Sunday, February 21, 2016

Poetry Pantry #290

Adirondack Mountains - New York State
Photos by Steve King


Evening campsite on Forked Lake.

Dawn at the campsite on Little Tupper Lake.  Every morning, 
this small island was surrounded by mist.

Sunset from the same spot…

Paddling on Bear Mountain Swamp, 
from Cranberry Lake in the Western Adirondacks.

Sometimes the only way to get from one pond to another is by way 
of the smallest rills.  Rough on the boat bottoms, but great for 
the scenery and a sense of isolation.

Good Sunday again, Poets.  I don't know about you, but time really seems to be passing fast.  It seems like only yesterday we were sharing poems here in the Pantry.  Perhaps it is the season of the year that makes time most a little faster (at least for me).  For the past few days we had a tremendous snow melt, and when it is sunny and I can again see the grass (not really green) and the days are getting longer again I have more a sense of hope.  Spring will come once more! Smiles.

Today I am sharing some of Steve King's photos of the Adirondack Mountain area in Upstate New York.  These photos give me a feeling of serenity.   I will continue with more Adirondack photos NEXT week.  Thanks, Steve, for getting our Pantry off to a beautiful start.

If you haven't seen Rosemary's article written for The Living Dead this past week, please do scroll back.  She featured the poem "The Comforter" by Dimitris Tsaioumas, an Australian-Greek poet!  The article & poem are well worth your time to read.

This week Sherry will be featuring another Blog of the Week.  This time the blog of Magaly Guerrero will be featured.  If you enjoy Magaly's poetry here, we hope you will come back Monday and read more!

Wednesday Susan's prompt for Midweek Motif will be Martyrdom/Witness.  Now that you have a 'heads up' we hope you get a head start writing a poem to share with us then.

Now let's share poetry.  Link your poem using Mr. Linky below.  Then say hello in comments.  Then enjoy visiting the poems that others share throughout today and up until noon (Central Time - USA) tomorrow. See you all out on the trail!

36 comments:

  1. Wow.. I simply love thes pictures... Paddling is one of my favorite things to do, though I prefer the sea to lakes...

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    1. Ah, you will be seeing more photos next week...

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  2. Thank you for flinging open the pantry doors once again - and what a wonderful trip to the Adirondacks

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  3. Hey everyone,

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend :D sharing my poem "In your eyes." Thank you Mary for yet another beautiful pantry and Steve for sharing such breathtaking pictures :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  4. Well it was a treat to see photos from my state of NY featured....I love Adirondack Park. So much to see and do there. It is an amazing area of over 6 million acres that includes more than 10,000 lakes, 30,000 miles of rivers and streams. Thanks Steve for showing everyone this heaven on earth.

    We still have snow and cold so no big melt here. Seems winter won't be leaving us anytime soon. Wishing everyone a great day.

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    1. Ah - that's right - you two are sort of neighbors. Smiles.

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    2. Yes, Donna. The New York north country is a wonderful place. I spend time there whenever I can.

      Steve K.

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  5. This is one part of the world I would like to visit before wrapping up finally...
    Beautiful pics, Mary. Have come to PP after a long time..feeling good:)))

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    1. Really nice to see you again, Panchali!

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  6. Good day, Poets! And it IS a good day, isn't it! And reading some good poetry today will make it even better!

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  7. Good Sunday, its 9:09AM here and i'm already done cooking Sunday Lunch. one of those early Sundays. Wishing you all a happy Sunday

    much love...

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    1. Wow, Gillena..... you are really ambitious.

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  8. Happy Sunday y'all! My poem is a twist on some Greek myths. Hope you all enjoy it. I will comment on everyone's poems after Sunday mass today. Laters!

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  9. I think I will be dreaming about lakes and the beauty of New York State for days! I just LOVE this pictures. ♥

    Happiest Sunday, Everyone!

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  10. good day, everyone!
    will be back later to read.

    thanks, Steve, for sharing the photos. :)

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  11. Beautiful peaceful photos, thanks Steve...misty/mystery island in my dreams too... Have a Sun -day, poets!

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  12. That second shot is just magical!

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    1. Thanks! Little Tupper Lake brings out the best in camera lenses! You're never out of scenes for wonderful shots.
      SK

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  13. Good morning, Folks. Many thanks for the gracious comments about the photos. And thanks to Mary for asking me to contribute!
    Steve K.

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  14. "Forked Lake." What a great name!

    The last photo is my favorite.

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  15. Beautiful Pictures, Steve.
    Off with Grandchildren... will be back to gorge myself in the Pantry. :-)
    ZQ

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  16. The pictures are wonderful. Hope you and everyone at PU has a happy week.

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  17. The pictures are wonderful. Hope you and everyone at PU has a happy week.

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  18. Absolutely glorious photos, Steve. Donna, thanks for the info. Some governing body did a wise thing, protecting such a treasure. Mary, time is flying, I can't keep up. Here, our daffodils are tall and will bloom soon and i, too, feel hope as the days begin to lengthen. I hope my inner Bear wakes up soon, LOL.

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    1. Thanks, Sherry. My thanks to you as well for your interest in the pictures as well as your interest in "Excursions and Diversions."
      Steve K.

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  19. Beautiful photos! Thank you so much!

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    1. My pleasure to share. Even more of a pleasure to have been there to take the pictures!
      SK

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  20. Awesome photos. Thanks for sharing, Steve! Looking forward to a Sunday afternoon checking out posts.

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  21. I want to get in that canoe and row to the island.

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    1. Colleen,
      Little Tupper Lake is one of the great destinations for any paddler.
      SK

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  22. Late today, the pictures are great!

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  23. This is one part of the world I would like to visit before wrapping up finally...
    Beautiful pics, Mary. Have come to PP after a long time..feeling good:)))

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  24. Mary,

    This seems to be my regular time for visiting The Pantry. I was away for a short break in Wales during the weekend; absolutely enjoyed being by the sea and near mountains. Most rewarding landscape.
    Happy New Week,
    Eileen

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  25. To quote, Monty Python; "and now, for something complete different". My poem.

    The region of southeastern Ontario and northeastern New York, have some of the most beautiful scenery, one can ever wish to see.

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