Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Lake

Here's a really old aerial photo of Saranac Lake and Fish Creek Pond.  It's possible to see the docks at the camp in the lower left corner.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Going up to the Lake

Going up to Saranac Lake for Thanksgiving this year .

Sunday, November 16, 2008

November in Fosterfields

A walk in the park on a sunday just before winter, the crisp blue winter sky.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

October Vagabonds

"For those who value it, there is no form of property that inspires a
sense of ownership so jealous as solitude. Rob my orchard if you will,
but beware how you despoil me of my silence. The average noisy person can
have no conception what a brutal form of trespass his coarsely cheerful
voice may be in the exquisite spiritual hush of the woods, or what
shattering discomfort his irrelevant presence in the landscape."

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Halloween Event in the Gallery

Here we are deliberating...was the bee whisperer the funniest costume ? 4 year old peacock most adorable ? yes... VERY serious deliberations

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

in the over-grown grasses

Remember midsummer: the fragrance of box, of white roses

And of phlox. And upon a honeysuckle branch

Three snails hanging with infinite delicacy

Clinging like tendril, flake and thread, as self-tormented

And self-delighted as any ballerina,

just as in the orchard,

Near the apple trees, in the over-grown grasses

Drunken wasps clung to over-ripe pears

Which had fallen: swollen and disfigured.

For now it is wholly autumn ...
Delmore Schwartz

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Friday Afternoon Walk

Afternoon walk in early November

Blissfull, Endless Autumn

The farmer's daughter
Back from the river
Carries a moon in her pail

KC November 2008

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Late, Late Autumn

"Sometimes I go about pitying myself , and all the while I am being carried on great winds across the sky."

Ojibway saying

New Favorite Snack ?

Raincoast crisps with hazelnuts and cranberries (from Canada) topped with a very tiny bit of Rogue river blue cheese (from Oregon) and an inexpensive glass of  wine from Chateau Saint-Suplice (Bordeaux) all purchased at Whole Foods (twelve mile ride roundtrip ) it's occuring to me now - this snack has an  e n o r m o u s  carbon footprint.