Here are some images, "...Along The Hudson", taken during my sabbatical year 2012-13 (in roughly chronological order). Enjoy.
We'll start in the homeland of the Ramapough Lunaape Nation, encompassing lands now part of Hillburn, Ringwood, and Mahwah. Here is Silver Lake, perched atop Stag Hill in Mahwah.
Ramapo Children's Park (Dexter Park to locals)
Lake De Forest
Up at Cheesecoate Pond in Stony Point
At Buckberg Mountain, looking across to Westchester
Lake Boyce in Stony Point
Lake Welch in Harriman
The Mans at Marian Shrine, Stony Point
F Cottage at Letchworth Village, where I volunteered 1979-80
The refectory at Hill Unit, Letchworth
Stewart Hall, Letchworth
Park Lane, Nanuet
Mom and me
Peter along Seven Lakes.
Snow in Cobble Hill
Harriman in the ice
The Red Apple Rest on 17 in Tuxedo
The river at Sandy Beach, Cold Spring, with Lois
The river from Nyack Library
Bear Mountain with Saul
Somewhere in Peekskill...
Self portrait at Defiant Brewery, Pearl River
Manitoga, home of American Master Russel Wright
Saul and the city
Residents' Cemetery at Letchworth Village; numbers, not names.
2.2 km (1.4 miles) from the house I grew up in is a Russian Orthodox monastery, with the largest cemetery in all the Russian diaspora. As you look at the pictures I took, you’ll be forgiven for thinking we are in Mother Russia, rather than in little Nanuet. Novo Diveevo was established as the monarchy fell, providing a cultural refuge for royalty (Czar Nicholas’s niece is buried here), for exiled intelligentsia, and, as a woman apologetically told us in broken English, for Nazi sympathizers who masqueraded as oppressed “freedom fighters” after WW2. The Church has an icon portrait of St. Seraphim.
Russian Orthodox Convent Novo-Diveevo, Nanuet
Tolstoy Foundation, Valley Cottage
Shri Ranganatha Temple, Pomona/Ladentown
Cheesecoate Pond again
South Mountain Road at Concklin Farm, Pomona
Looking north from Scratchup Road, Haverstraw
The view from George and Fran's, Fort Lee
The "Birth of a Nation" House, Piermont
Frank Gehry's Fisher Center at Bard