This bare tree appears to be sad about the empty marina behind it. Ah, January in Onondaga Lake Park.
There was something about the way the white stump was almost completely hiding out behind the bigger gray tree that caught my fancy. The emergence above the creek almost looks like an animal head to me.
The seat looked inviting as part of the overall Onondaga Lake scene, but, no, I did not stop my safe walk to take a load off. Maybe on a warmer day.
I promise to you that I was standing straight up and down when I pulled out my iPhone 8 to take this image. I saw the evergreen leaning to the left and wondered if it was a constant breeze off of Onondaga Lake that made it grow this way.
I walk safely when the weather allows during January in Onondaga Lake Park because I can soak in scenes like this.
The grounds around the Salt Museum in Onondaga Lake Park look tranquil in January, for sure.
Here’s hoping that in 2021, Lights on the Lake will be able to bring bake the opening nights for walkers, when I can join the thousands of folks happily walking up that path, taking photographs of the lights all ablaze. Just thinking back and ahead.
My eyes spy one lonely rowboat on dry land adjacent to the empty Onondaga Lake Marina. A prop, I wonder, as I complete my safe walk during a work break, or there in case somebody needs it for an emergency. Hope not for the second, ever.
As I walk along the Onondaga Lake Park trail and pass the lonely marina, I wonder where the boats that make this spot bustle during the summer spend these months? They all have a tale to tell under different covers, says my imagination.
No matter what the world has served up, I know that the trails of Onondaga Lake Park sit just two miles from our house and two blocks from my workplace. Have mask, can walk. Unload, stress.