Back in the woods again

Of late I’ve been quite bored with woodland photography. So I’ve been taking pictures around my neighborhood, of old buildings, in NY City etc. A while back, however I felt like going into the woods again. So I took the dog for a walk in nearby Hardscrabble Wilderness Area and we ended up walking over four hours. Later that day I could barely move. Harley was ready for another walk.


Stepping stones over a muddy area.


Dead, downed tree. The branches on the left made me think of a dancing figure.


Wooden bridge over a small stream.


The usual stone walls.


More stone walls.


Downed trees.


Shattered tree trunk.


Rock patterns.


Interesting tree.


Another interesting tree.


I see a smiling face here.


Large rock formation.


The highest point on the trail.


Stone wall winding away into the distance.


Dead branch.


For a short distance the trail leaves the woodland and enters a meadow.


After a while walking in the woods you come to an open area around the power lines. There were a number of wild flowers.

Taken with a Fuji X-E3 and Fuji XC 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS II

Around The Neighborhood: Dow Hall

Dow Hall is the most significant building (the rest are modern concrete/brick and glass buildings) in the now closed Briarcliff College in Briarcliff Manor, NY. It was originally a women’s college founded as Mrs. Dow’s School for Girls in 1903 at the Briarcliff Lodge. After Walter W. Law donated land and a building for the college, it operated at its location at 235 Elm Road in Briarcliff until 1977; closing due to low enrollment and financial problems. Pace University subsequently operated it as part of its Pleasantville campus from 1977 to 2015. In an effort to consolidate its campuses, Pace University sold the campus in 2017 to the Research Center on Natural Conservation, a host to conferences relating to global warming and conservation. The campus was again sold in 2021, to a Viznitz Yeshiva congregation.





Taken with a Fuji X-E1 and Fuji XC 16-50mm f3.5-5.6 OSS II

A new restaurant in the neighborhood

A new restaurant has recently opened in my village, Briarcliff Manor, NY: Dive Oyster house. In addition to the dishes shown in the pictures we also had a delicious, creamy Seafood Risotto.


Black Noodles. Black wheat noodles, chopped lobster, shrimp.


Demi Glaze Chicken. Breast of chicken served with our Smoked Andouille sausage, finished with Garlic Demi Glaze sauce.

Taken with an Apple Iphone SE II.