Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
in the Mohawk valley, summer seems to transition into autumn very quickly. In the blink of an eye the leaves drop with the temperature, and the hot sunny summer is replaced with a cold, rainy and brooding autumn....below some images I took in between the cold damp rains
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Monday, September 17, 2012
Friday, September 07, 2012
September continues the exceedingly hot and dry summer we've experienced this year. A struggle for many of us to maintain our core temperatures and our sanity, as we plead for many cool and cleansing rains, to break the cycle and soothe the parched landscape and replenish the lakes and reservoirs.
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
August has seen some cooler temps and significant rains which has helped ease drought concerns here. Driving around it is nice to see bright greens and colorful wild-flowers instead of the browns and yellows all too prevalent in July....God knows we get enough of that in fall and winter. No doubt in my mind there is dramatic changes going on in our climate.
Friday, July 27, 2012
As we wrap up the end of July, I thought I would share some more recent images with some wildlife friends...
Monday, July 16, 2012
....twenty-two states have lost at least 50 percent of their original wetlands, and seven states have lost more than 80 percent of their wetlands. Over the last 200 years, wetland acreage has diminished to the point where their economic and environmental benefits (i.e., ground water supply and water quality, shoreline erosion, floodwater storage, and trapping of sediments) are now seriously threatened.~Sierra Club
Friday, July 13, 2012
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
So, what better place to "escape to" than the nearby Adirondack Mountains. In the mountains the temperature is usually 5-10 degrees cooler and often gets a little more rain. Although, this summer is seeing most of upstate NY state being fairly parched, including the Adirondacks. Hopefully, we will see some much needed rains soon. Until then, enjoy the sunny, bright and hot summer. As we upstaters love to say; "you'll be missing it come January"
Monday, July 02, 2012
End of the spring and here she comes back Hi Hi Hi Hi there Them summer days, those summer days....! ~Sly & the Family Stone That's when I had most of my fun, back high high high high there Them summer days, those summer days
Monday, June 11, 2012
Images; A few farms near my local vegetable farmers. I support local farmers when I can, and my family and I enjoy our weekly vegetable pick-ups at the Old Path organic farm in Sauquoit. Our weekly potpourri of fresh vegetables, offers us a challenge each week to prepare and enjoy nutritious and fresh vegetables such as kale, beets, radishes, arugula and spinach to name a few. Normally we would not purchase some of these items so it can be a challenge to find recipes that our family will enjoy.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
a few photos I took just before one of my favorite restaurants; "the Hook Line & Sinker" was torn down a few years ago