Posts Tagged ‘catskills’

~donk day afternoon~

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Monster Olds Cutlass Supreme, aka Donk. Window sticker reads: “Yours can go fast, but mine can go anywhere.”

~sun & sphinx moth~

Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

~buggy breakfast~

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

~avian evidence~

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

~knock on wood~

Thursday, July 6th, 2017

On the way back down from a midday run, I paused to see if my eyes had played tricks on me as I’d passed the lodge on my way up the valley. But indeed, there in the grass beneath the postbox was a woodpecker, a Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker. It sounds like a vaudevillian insult, but they aren’t chickenhearted, just burnished […]

~beartime story~

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

“You got yourself a big ol’ bear down by your mailbox,” says the Internet repair guy. He has a funny smile on his face I can’t read. “Biiig one, tearing it up down there.” “A bear is tearing up my mailbox?” “Well, not now,” he says, shrugging. “Fur’s all over that utility pole. Claw marks […]

~happy returns~

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

There was a rumbly grey sunrise, festive snacks, gardening, a run in thick humidity, many phone calls, an afternoon walk to greet deer and gather wildflowers, pizza, rioja, tiramisu, rain, new moon, fireflies.

~happy returns of the day~

Saturday, June 17th, 2017

Vintage car window decal score from Woodstock flea. Sometimes it still feels like image above, but sometimes it’s just like below.

~stone free library~

Friday, June 16th, 2017

~subterranean river~

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

(Click to expand image) Ashokan Reservoir, first stop of the The Catskill Aqueduct, built 1917-1924 and supplying 40% of NYC’s water. Whole towns were drowned in its construction (read about that here), and temporary towns were made to house those who built it. Some of the bluestone pulled from the quarry of this reservoir was used in […]

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