Summer's arrived in NYC so why not remember a chilly, snowy morning in the Finger Lakes?
|View of Seneca Lake|
|Seneca Lake from Damiani Cellars tasting room|
|Skaneateles in winter|
The towns are quiet, even the tourist towns, like Skaneateles, NY, a picturesque place at the northern end of the lake of the same name. The stores are open, a few shoppers wandering in and out, but not the summertime crowds who stroll the sidewalks determined to have a good time or else.
Winter's not too bad in a place like that. The snow can be fierce and beautiful, it can be deadly, but it doesn't have to be. The winds whip around but they aren't gales - just a strong breeze, the nip on the nose reminding you that you've still got a schnoz worth blowing - as indeed you will need to if you stay out in the cold for a while.
One thing is certain: the daylight is neither broad nor bright, especially when the clouds roll in.