Photo Hunters: Vertical

I like the theme for this week. Easy, but general enough to be very creative.

This is the first thing I thought of. I have heard it said that the cross of Christ is both vertically and horizontally directed: vertical because He made the way for us to have fellowship with God, and horizontal because He made the way for us to have fellowship with each other. John the Apostle testified of this when he wrote:

That which we have seen and heard we declare to you, that you also may have fellowship with us; and truly our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ. And these things we write to you that your joy may be full. ~1 John 1: 3-4

Photo taken at Fort Ontario in Oswego, NY. That’s Lake Ontario there.

In Hoc

And this explains why church steeples are so extravagantly vertical. Photo take in Hamilton, NY.

St Mary's Hamilton

I love standing under trees and looking up.

Up the Tree

Big White Oak Utica

A vertical windmill in Fenner, NY. One of these came crashing down last year, for no explicable reason. I wonder if they ever determined what did it?

Fenner Windmill

Steep stairs, nearly vertical. Taken at Chittenango Falls State Park, in Chittenango, NY.

Stone Stairs

And ladies and gentlemen, this strange attraction is the world’s largest watering can. At the Utica Zoo, in Utica, NY. Notice my children in the background.

WaterCan in Sunshine

And this was taken at Sodus Bay, NY– that’s Lake Ontario again, frozen somewhat. The Great Lakes usually do not freeze, because they are so deep (Lake Erie froze this past winter, though). But the shore and edges of the lake were frozen solid. In the photo, someone hung a Christmas tree on a crane for the season. Funny.

Crane Tree

I’d better stop while I’m ahead! How did you Photo Hunt go?

About the Author

I've been traveling throughout New York State since I got the travel bug after touring the Herkimer Home on a school field trip as a youngster. We've been blogging about our travels since 2006 and have visited over half of New York's 62 counties so far.

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