The Adirondacks: Season by Season by Carl Heilman II, Rizzoli New York, 2017
The Adirondacks: Season by Season focuses on the changing seasons and how they transform the landscape. This hardcover edition contains 208 pages with 150 color photographs.
- Covered in Snow: January and February
- The Big Thaw: March and April
- Awakening: May and June
- Summerfun: July and August
- The Fall Spectacle: September and October
- A Quiet Transition: November and December
Each chapter covers a different area of the park, featuring Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Lake George and the Fulton Chain, among others.
The photographs showcase colorful frozen waterfalls, snowy owls at the Wildlife Refuge, sand spring flowers carpeting the forest floor, and a real "wow" moment when photographer Carl Heilman captures a multitude of stars dazzled by the auroras in April.
Rainbows stretch across Brant Lake, loons dance and glide over the water, a baby fawn nestled in the thickets, cairns along a trail, trees shrouded in mist, colorful leaves blanketing the earth, icicles along the shoreline, and my personal favorite - a shot of an Adirondack chair on a dock that faces crystal clear water stretching to the forest beyond. I can picture myself sitting there at either sunrise or sunset.
I have never had the pleasure of visiting the Adirondacks in person, but after viewing the photographs in The Adirondacks: Season by Season I know that a trip there is in my future. In the meantime I will enjoy the book and try to decide which season and area to visit first.
(I was given an advance copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Photo images are the property of the publisher and cannot be reproduced without consent.)