Saturday, December 8, 2007

Winter Blues

It's cold in New York City. The temperature is about 30 degrees fahrenheit, but the wind makes it feel much colder. The temperature will get even colder over the next 2 months. It's weather like this that makes me long for Spring and Summer.

This past Summer, my fiancee and I spent a few days relaxing at the Skytop Lodge in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. These pictures remind me that warm weather will return. I woke up around 5:30 a.m. to take these first 4 pictures of the grounds around the lodge.

The sun is just beginning to rise over the horizon. It's still too dark to see the lake which is at the bottom of the picture.

The rising sun is creating a beautiful glow over Skytop Lake.

This is the view of the lake from the observation tower of the lodge. I like this picture because of the light mist over the hills.

The suns rays reflecting off the moon.

There are numerous hiking trails around the lodge. This is my favorite picture from the trip. The trees kept the forest relatively dark, but we came across a clearing which allowed the sun to shine through.


Anonymous said...

Your photos of Skytop are spectacular. I have always seen Skytop in the light of the day, and these near-dawn photos capture Skytops true essence.

Thank you for sharing.

Ed Miyashiro said...

Thanks Z!

Anonymous said...

Simply Beautiful.
I love sunrise and sunset shots.
Points me toward Heaven.