A pristine wilderness lake where the call of the loon echoes from encircling mountains and every breeze carries the fragrance of pine, this beautiful piece of Adirondack heaven is home to Pyramid Life Center, a place of spiritual retreat that is open to all. But first we have to sweep up the mouse dirt and fix leaking pipes and put out the swimming dock and repair Adirondack chairs and carry the kayaks down to the shore and a thousand other tasks to ready the center for summer.
I've been helping out every opening weekend for over 20 years, and this weekend we were blessed with perfect weather. Yes, I worked many hours each day, but I still found time to slip out for a paddle around the lake, rising at dawn to do so. This is the most beautiful time of day, before the wind rises to riffle that serene expanse. I took a few photos.
drops are produced by glands at the tips of the hairs.
call, "Pee Pe-e-e-w," over and over again. I couldn't get a clear enough photo to attempt an ID.