How sad that I’ve spent 15 years here in Rockland County neglecting to fully explore Harriman State Park. I hope I made up for it a little bit by spending last week at Sebago Cabins.
Highlights of the trip, in pictures:
Hikes to Island Pond, Perkins Tower and the Skannatati Loop, kayaking on Lake Sebago (included wild blueberry picking), Bear Mountain Trailside Museum & Zoo, side trip to Museum Village in Monroe. The milkweed is there just because I love to look at milkweed.
Light is a very valuable performer in the garden and does so much to provide a constant sense of change, drama and atmosphere. Grasses are particularly good when backlit by low sunlight and here Stipa gigantea plumes glow with Echinacea Sussex Prairie Seedling in the foreground. This form of Echinacea has been selected to survive the winter and self seeds in Sussex with white, pink, purple and the occasional orange flowers.