Gorge Outcrop at Taughannock Falls State Park

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The gorge face has been whittled away by glacier meltoff. Along the bottom of the gorge, fossils of sea life abound from the time this area was an ocean. 200 feet below the Finger Lakes surfaces are the largest active salt mining areas in the US.


Guest - May 06, 2007 04:08 PM EDT
You're entirely welcome, Plumeriagirl. Our words and art all touch people the way they are supposed to at the time they do. Feel free to email me if you would like to. Vicki
Guest - May 06, 2007 02:38 PM EDT
I am reading this now upon waking, and find inspiration in your thoughts and story. It really touched my heart that you are so forgiving and not bitter as some might be. I can tell that you truley feel blessed with your life. I am happy that all turned out so wonderfully for you and your birth mother. Once again, Thank-You for the heartfelt tidbits of you life,as I can see some application of your story applying to mine. Plumeriagrl
Guest - May 06, 2007 07:57 AM EDT
Thank you again, PG. My odd lifestyle sometimes give me a greater appreciation of the elements of life we take for granted. We're here such a short time - but natural wonders have vast stories spread over milennia that we can only guess at. That's a humbling thought. I was adopted at birth. My mother could have made it easy on herself and had me aborted. Instead she chose to give me life, even if it wasn't meant for her to be my mother. I met her almost three years ago - when I was 58. The first thing I said to her was "Thank you for my life" and she broke down. All those years she had held in the guilt of her actions. Only her parents knew as she was in the Marines at the time. She'll be 85 this month. We see each other 2 - 3 times a year. There's no recrimination or guilt. We enjoy each other immensely. I've also spent time with my half brothers and aunt and uncle and their sons and have been accepted fully. Life is precious in all its facets. I never take it for granted. To be able to travel and experience these sights first-hand is indescribable for me. I cherish every moment. Vicki
Guest - May 06, 2007 03:59 AM EDT
Very nice commentary. Makes one appreciate the scenery that much more. I like this view. I can feel my head tip back to see up on the top of the rim.
Guest - May 03, 2007 06:51 PM EDT
Hi May. I think New York State is a well-kept secret! For most of us New York is synonymous with The Big Apple. Period. I 'met' this beautiful state in my RV transportation days and was excited over the opportunity to Workamp in the Finger Lakes this year. Vicki
Guest - May 03, 2007 12:12 PM EDT
Nobody knows the hidden secrets of New York State. It's one of the most beautiful, I think, and not because I'm a NYer. When I lived there, I should have explored from one end to the other. I was too busy working. If you ever get the chance, GO! Let me know and I'll meet you!
Guest - May 02, 2007 05:49 PM EDT
Thank you for you great comments, Mary, lorraine and Steve. As much as I enjoy getting the images, I find the related history equally fascinating. I'm glad so many of you enjoy the info too. (I feel the same way about information other TLF members add to theirs - for me it adds more depth to the wonderful images.)
Guest - May 02, 2007 04:43 PM EDT
Beautiful image of a fascinating subject. As Mary and Lorraine said, interesting information as well.
Guest - May 02, 2007 04:32 PM EDT
Very nice shot, great history ifo also, always very interesting.
Guest - May 02, 2007 02:17 PM EDT
Nice shot of this rugged landscape. I like the bit of history you included too.

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