Bucolic Bliss

She Speaks To Me

My favorite tree, near Valatie, New York

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Backroads America: Farmstands

Seasonal fruit and vegetable markets are common along American backroads. Staron’s, on County Road 203 in Columbia County, NY, grows much of the produce and many of the plants it sells.

Backroads America

In the US, cemeteries are often the oldest existing remnants of European settlers. In the Husdson Valley, which luckily has preserved much of its heritage, many small towns maintain their historic cemeteries. This headstone is from 1785, in the town of Canaan. RIP Esther Million.

Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Pine Green

Pine Green with Birch Bark

Decorative detail, cabin door, The Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake, Adirondacks, New York

The Hedges on Blue Mountain Lake was built in the 1880’s by Hiram Duryea, President of the National Starch Company, as a family summer compound.  The Hedges is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has been run as a for-profit family camp for decades. Read more about it at  The Hedges. Much of the original rustic decorative detail used local materials such as birch barkin what is known as the Adirondack Style.

 

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A Photo A Week: Clouds

I’ve Looked At Clouds That Way

Late afternoon in the Adirondacks

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Color Your World 2018: 120 Days of Crayola – Asparagus

Asparagus

Lily pads, Ooms Pond, Columbia County, New York

 

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