January 19, 2020

Yes, sunlight is noticeably on the increase now, by as much as an additional 5 minutes every day. By the end of the month we should have an additional 45 minutes of daylight (we’ll take it!). Up until just recently most of that increase was at sunset, but now we’ll be...

January 3, 2020

Cold arctic winds blow across the mountains, bringing their fierce reminder of Winter’s power, scattering brown leaves and making the deer in their winter yards hunker down a little more. While protected somewhat from the worst of the polar blast by the hills themselve...

December 19, 2019

Northwest winds sweep through the hills, bringing their cold message of winter, transporting snow from Lake Ontario all the way down here to the southeast Catskills. Swirling snow-devils dance their white dervish dance, tearing reluctant leaves, themselves remnants of...

November 16, 2019

As the cold north winds whip little leaf-devils, sweeping dried leaves skittering into corners,they also brush aside our last vestiges of summer past, reducing it to fading memories of warm light and life. It definitely feels more and more like the Winter that was “jus...

October 15, 2019

It is such a season of hyperbole. How can we consider autumn without expressing its beauty in extremes? Well, I guess it's my turn. Living in a northeast fall is like existing inside an immense, living kaleidoscope, with all the colors and every shade thereof surroundi...

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