I returned up here a week ago. It’s been a very busy week, working at the nursery and dealing with the practical problems of wilderness life: getting water from the spring, prepping tools, tending the fire. Relatively simple tasks like cleaning or cooking are far more labor-intensive when you are getting all your water from [...]
Tag Archives: winter
Forest Park, Queens. February 2011.
Summit of Red Hill, late December 2010.
The Staten Island book is a selection of the many essays I wrote about Staten Island life while living there. Not all could be fit into the scope of the published book. The following one, “Winter,” is one of four essays on the seasons; Autumn is found here. WINTER Who never ate his bread in [...]
… what it was like here in February. July is almost over. Carpe aestatem.
March weather in the Catskills. Come quickly, spring!
There’s still no power here in the valley, a week after the snow began. Official totals (as I hear through the grapevine, which certainly doesn’t decrease the total) for the upper elevations in this area for last week was 55 inches. This is believable. It has been compressing impressively; in front of my house, my [...]
I couldn’t tell you how much snow has fallen here in the past week. Tuesday I shoveled more than a foot of fresh snow off my porch; from Thursday to Saturday I shoveled four times, 12 inches, 12 inches, 14 inches, and 5 inches. There was already about a foot on the ground. But the [...]
Wow. It just keeps snowing here. It’s been snowing all day, wet snow, blizzard conditions, the whole thing. At least eight inches, but who knows how much there really is, and no sign of stopping either. I was planning on heading to the library today for some intellectual nourishment, but that has been postponed. I [...]