– a lovely sunset and a family of geese got me out with my camera to the Riverside Park esplanade along the Mohawk River –
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As you can see in the shot below, the geese were ignoring the sunset when I first spied them yesterday evening:
They could not, however, ignore another harbinger of summer: a motor boat pulling a skier:
Unlike the flock that was spooked into flight last week by a jetski (see our post for pictures), these geese held their “ground.” They were rewarded for their valor, when the boat’s wake turned them around toward the view west and the sunset:
On my way back home, I took a few more photos, including a couple including the flatbottom boat that is often anchored at the eastern end of the Isle of the Cayugas.
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When I walked the block back from Riverside Park to Cucumber Alley and checked out the tailend of the sunset from my backyard, I couldn’t get any good angles for shooting pictures.
It was a rather nice solstice sunset along the Mohawk yesterday, but I confess to be jaded by the memory of the sunset on June 21, 2009. Here’s a view eastward that evening from Riverside Park near the esplanade:
See many more shots of the 2009 solstice sunset by clicking here.