Trillium on a rainy day
The rail-trail from Penn Yan to Dresden is a favorite spot for Amish families and courting couples on a Sunday afternoon. I’ve posted a bit about this trail before – – a former canal/railroad bed alongside a creek that runs from Keuka Lake into Seneca Lake. It’s too bad, really, with a bit of planning, they could’ve connected Keuka to Cayuta to Cayuga, just so we could do our Abbott & Costello thing for the tourists wanting directions. The little valley is a recovering industrialist, with the old-time dams and limestone block mills crumbling away nicely, and the more recent brick and concrete structures following suit.
Full disclosure of favoritism in invasive species. I like seeing the spring snowflakes, which have naturalized in the marshy areas along the creek. The background is a mass of garlic mustard, which I do not like, and which seems to be really taking over the woods in the area.