The Placid Pine

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A lone eastern white pine photographed Thanksgiving Day, 2014 on Lake Placid, Adirondack Mountains, New York.


Thanksgiving Reflections

A gray calm bides over Lake Placid after yesterday’s Nor’easter.
Thanksgiving Reflections
Today I give thanks to the countless number of beautiful places on Planet Earth.
Photographed today on Lake Placid, Adirondack Mountains, New York.

More Machine Now Than Tree

The Balmville Tree is a unique specimen to say the least. I first heard about it from colleagues referring to it as “Frankentree.” While it may be more machine now than tree, held together by a steel pole and cables, it’s a sight to behold and well worth a visit.

Below I present the wonderful story of the Balmville Tree, verbatim from the three on-site plaques courtesy of the Friends of the Balmville Tree. I’ve bolded what especially struck me and added a few footnotes and a link to a New York Times article detailing the struggle over this tree’s fate. I hope you enjoy the story.
The Balmville Tree
The Balmville Tree, Photographed July 26th, 2014 in Balmville, New York.
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