Time: Last week, sunrise. Place: Near Redfield, Tug Hill Plateau, NY. Weather: Crispy cold, frost, clear sky. Breath deeply of the chill air. Relish the sun rays. Walk to the water of the Salmon River Reservoir. Watch the mist rise from the warm water into the autumn sky. Sigh contentedly.
In the far distance is the cooling tower for Nine Mile Point Nuclear Powerplant, which is nine miles east of the two tall smokestacks that are to the right of the tower on the horizon. They are for a conventional powerplant in Oswego. However, the point of this photo, really, is the interesting formation of eroded shoreline called Chimney Bluffs, now a New York State Park on the shore of Lake Ontario. Nice place.