Posted by: David Giacalone | July 4, 2009

July 3rd clouds

My favorite bench for reading and observing at Riverside Park is just east of Governors’ Lane.  It was an excellent place yesterday for viewing a great variety of cloud-scapes, while reading “Bright Futures,” the newest Lew Fonesca mystery by Stuart Kaminsky.  For example (click on a photo to see a larger version):

afternoon clouds over the Isle of the Cayuguas - 03July09

– mid-afternoon clouds over the Isle of the Cayugas, July 3, 2009 –

And, an early-sunset version of the same view:

early sunset over the Isle of the Cayugas - 03July09

The scene looking northeast, just before sunset, was pretty nice, too:

early evening view looking NE from Riverside Park - 03July09 . . . early sunset view looking NE from Riverside Park - 03July09

. . . as was the northwest view:

NW sunset view from Schenectady's Riverside Park - 03July09

During this Independence Day weekend, frivolous cloud-watching and photo-snapping is a small liberty that I appreciate, in my lazy pursuit of happiness.   Happy 4th of July!

p.s. This time last year, we were all reading (and writing) about the “Viagara effect” of watermelon.  Find a discussion at my old f/k/a weblog, including haiku about both melons and fireworks.


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