The weather cleared last night, and the air has turned to crystal. The stars early this morning were astonishing. And I have my stove going now. It amazes me how every new season makes me feel that this is the season – that I wasn’t really at the cabin, that I didn’t really know pleasure, [...]
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Fall is mostly done in the high mountains. The woods are mostly bare and your eye pierces right through them to the mountains beyond. And it has gotten very quiet. Last night, in one of my contentedly melancholy moods, I found myself singing this contentedly melancholy song, and I stepped out onto the porch to [...]
Hiked in the pouring rain Monday, and was amply rewarded in the spells when the rain paused.
Peak color this weekend in the Central Catskills. Next weekend at the lower elevations, I think. Slightly earlier this year than last year, as it seems.
This is from late October. By now all the leaves are gone.
A photo album I put on Facebook, of fall in the Catskills. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=679762896&ref=ts#/album.php?aid=153937&id=739546612&ref=mf
Bitterly cold, and snowing today to boot. Six inches are expected – but we’ll see, the predictions are often inaccurate. The water in my buckets froze, in ways I found most beautiful and intriguing.
Click on the image to get a little sense of what it’s like up here right now. I started yesterday’s hike from the one place where you can see human settlement in the panorama, near the center of the photo. It’s raw and cold, though, and the beauty comes with some suffering: flurries yesterday as [...]