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To make the time pass ...

March 11, 2014 Outside the blue jays gather once again in the morning light. Daylight Savings Time has been returned, and our surrounding wildlife knows nothing about our trick of stealing time to play. more »»

Up early by the river

February 25, 2014 Up early, I went outdoors to fill bird feeders and spread some seeds for the chattering blue jays. more »»

Midwinter post-Carnival talking points

February 11, 2014 Just around 8 a.m. on a clear day, the sun rises above the treeline behind our house. more »»

Seeing faces in winter

January 28, 2014 Several years ago, one of my sons sent an online request to be my “friend” on Faceboo. more »»

Warming trends

January 14, 2014 Over the weekend old friends we hadn’t seen a while came by for a nice dinner on Keese Mills Road, their old home. more »»

Unplugging for a change of pace

December 31, 2013 Watching the local wildlife from day to day, season to season, you will verify that the animals do not know what day of the week it is, nor what space on a calendar page any particular day fills . more »»

Snow expected

December 17, 2013 We watched the Weather Channel predict the winter storm’s arrival. more »»

Filling the hours during the holidays

December 3, 2013 Waking up when the sky is still dark and starry is common during December, our darkest month of the year. The days of December often pass quickly as families work toward the joy of the holidays. more »»

A different world of rail riding

November 19, 2013 I’d been noticing that several friends and acquaintances had been talking about, then taking, some sort of trip during the bleak November time. more »»

Notes on November

November 5, 2013 For several days prior to the end of Daylight Savings Time, I kept my eyes on the clocks around me, mentally subtracting the one hour I’d be losing that Saturday nigh. more »»

The lists of October

October 22, 2013 As our daylight hours grow shorter, many North Country residents find their spare time diminishing. more »»

Fruits of October

October 8, 2013 Just yesterday I heard the chuckle of a pair of traveling robins. more »»

Letting go of summer

September 24, 2013 As I write these words, the wind outside my window blows with a coldness not seen for many months. more »»

Another version of a 90-Miler

September 10, 2013 Some of my friends and neighbors spent the weekend in a canoe, arms and shoulders stretching, pulling on paddles over lakes and rivers during the Adirondack Canoe Classic 90-miler canoe rac. more »»

End of August relish

August 27, 2013 Staring at the treetops across the river, I spied a handful of blue jays gathering. Suddenly there were more, and then even more. I tallied about 25 blue jays, all in one tree. more »»

Generations on display

August 13, 2013 Sitting out back with a friend the other day, I began to tell her stories about the animals that were darting in and about the apple tree limbs. more »»

Choosing what to focus on

July 30, 2013 Walking down the quiet Topridge Road as the sun began to set, I breathed deeply, smelling the smells of the damp fores. more »»

Summer thoughts about soup

July 16, 2013 Yum. I had just finished a bowl of delicious lentil soup, and I wiped my mouth with the back of my hand, smiling with satisfaction. more »»

These healing woods

July 2, 2013 After spending some time away from home, having surgery, I’ve been given a chance to look at my Adirondacks as many before me have, as a healing woods, a place of refuge and comfort in the mountain. more »»

Getting our hands dirty

June 4, 2013 What is it about the sound of rain falling on a tin roof that soothes my soul? I have no idea, but many others agree with m. more »»



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