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is now…

www.ILoveUSny.com

Come see the new site design and don’t forget to change your bookmarks.  We look forward to continuing our exploration of Upstate New York, one adventure at a time.


Upstate Facebook Cover Photo Freebies

Facebook Cover Photo Example

Facebook Cover Photo Example

I am LOVING the new Facebook timeline layout with it’s vast spaces for photos, and graphics! As a graphic designer, I get really jazzed about things like that. To help celebrate this shift to a more attractive user experience and our relatively new I Love Upstate NY Facebook Fan page, Scott and I thought it would be great fun to offer a few cover photos to those of you who love Upstate New York as much as we do. I may have gotten a little carried away… So without further ado, please enjoy the following free Upstate New York Facebook cover photos on us…

To make these your Facebook cover photo simply:

1.) Click on the image you want to use as your cover photo

2.) Right Click and save the image or just drag the image to your desktop – (all of the images are the correct dimensions)

3.) Upload the image  to your Facebook page

4.) Set the image as your cover photo…ENJOY!

Oh yeah…and come on over and LIKE our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/iloveupstateny) so we have more reasons to make stuff and give it away!

Watertown Ariel - Facebook Cover Photo
Watertown Ariel – Facebook Cover Photo
Ives Hill Country Club Watertown - Facebook Cover Photo

Ives Hill Country Club Watertown - Facebook Cover Photo

Talcott Falls Watertown - Facebook Cover Photo

Talcott Falls Watertown - Facebook Cover Photo

Sunset Kayak Lake Ontario - Facebook Cover Photo

Sunset Kayak Lake Ontario - Facebook Cover Photo

Sunrise On Mirror Lake Adirondack - Facebook Cover Photo

Sunrise On Mirror Lake Adirondack - Facebook Cover Photo

Stars On Sandy Pond - Facebook Cover Photo

Stars On Sandy Pond - Facebook Cover Photo

Speculator Adirondack - Facebook Cover Photo

Speculator Adirondack - Facebook Cover Photo

Sandy Creek Sunset - Facebook Cover Photo

Sandy Creek Sunset - Facebook Cover Photo

Foggy Sackets Harbor - Facebook Cover Photo

Foggy Sackets Harbor - Facebook Cover Photo

Rock Island Lighthouse Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo

Rock Island Lighthouse Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo

Ogdensburg Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo

Ogdensburg Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo

Krudco Rochester - Facebook Cover Photo

Krudco Rochester - Facebook Cover Photo

HDR Ice Sackets Harbor - Facebook Cover Photo

HDR Ice Sackets Harbor - Facebook Cover Photo

Flower Memorial Library Ceiling Watertown - Facebook Cover Photo

Flower Memorial Library Ceiling Watertown - Facebook Cover Photo

Flower Memorial Library Watertown - Facebook Cover Photo

Flower Memorial Library Watertown - Facebook Cover Photo

Brownville - Facebook Cover Photo

Brownville - Facebook Cover Photo

Bolt Castle At Dawn Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo

Bolt Castle At Dawn Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo

Beaver River Fest Adirondack - Facebook Cover Photo

Beaver River Fest Adirondack - Facebook Cover Photo

Antique Boat Museum Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo

Antique Boat Museum Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo

Alex Bay At Dawn Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo

Alex Bay At Dawn Thousand Islands - Facebook Cover Photo


Signs Of Impending Doom

Purple Clouds

The sun started to set in the middle of the blizzard and the light that was reflected off of the snow and clouds created interesting colors in the sky.

Unusual weather patterns…odd behavior exhibited by animals…should we be concerned about the coming apocalypse? I wouldn’t start hoarding can goods yet, but I would admit that things have been pretty strange in Upstate New York for the last few months. Temperatures have been fluctuating between 50°F (to sometimes almost 60°F) to down below freezing. Most shallow parts of Lake Ontario have only been frozen for a few days at a time before thawing completely and instead of snow, it has been what seems like a continuous downpour for months. A large wedge of swans (up around 30) were floating around on Sandy Pond in the middle of January, while what looked like a million crows filled the sky every night at dusk over Watertown and last week a huge gaggle of snow geese were taking refuge in fields all along route 3. Yesterday on the way home I encountered a blizzard with such low visibility I actually hung up my cell phone to concentrate on driving. Well that’s not true, I hung up to take photos with my phone, but you didn’t hear that from me. After 5 minutes, the sky parted and left the right side of the road glittering under blue sky and sunshine while the left continued to be hammered with large fluffy flakes. As frightening as an ancient prediction of armageddon can be, weird weather and birds actin’ a fool make for some pretty fabulous photo opportunities.

Low Visibility

Low Visibility

Snowy Sackets

Snowy Sackets Harbor

Eerie Light

Eerie Light

Breakthrough

The sun begins to break through the storm clouds over Lake Ontario during a freak blizzard in Upstate New York.

Snowflakes

Snowflakes

Super Storm Clouds

Super Storm Clouds

Storm Clouds

Storm Clouds

Blizzard

A blizzard on the left side of the road and sunshine on the right.

Canada Geese

Canada Geese take refuge in a field as the sky opens up during a freak blizzard in Upstate New York

Sun Blizzard

Sun Blizzard

Farmageddon

Farmageddon

Snow Geese

That's not snow in the field, it's a very large gaggle of snow geese.

Snow Geese

Snow geese take refuge on the side of Rt. 3

Snow Geese

A gaggle of snow geese.

In Flight

Snow geese in flight.


Entering The Deep Freeze

Ice Forms

After an unusually warm Autumn, ice finally begins to form on Lake Ontario.

Ice Forms II

Birdhouse Sunset


It’s 5 O’clock In The Morning

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