Monthly Archives: August 2013

Rosslyn Boathouse Doodle on a Slate

The Adirondack Art Association in Essex, NY sponsored a creative fundraiser recently. They invited members of the community to transform recycled slate from Rosslyn’s roof into unique artworks to auction off. Dreamed up by Amy Guglielmo following her successful Depot … Continue reading

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Learning to Live: Sweet Corn and Raccoons

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that … Continue reading

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Cedar-Apple Rust Facts

Over the last two weeks I’ve observed two young Pixie Crunch apple trees in our orchard succumbing to cedar-apple rust. Or so I suspect. (Rosslyn Redux) So what do you think? Cedar-apple rust? Something else? Although I dread admitting it, … Continue reading

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Rosslyn Gardens: Time to Reseed the Greens

It’s time for a late summer gardening update. The August heat’s been great for cycling and wake surfing, and for fast-tracking veggies (tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, squash, melons, corn, artichokes, cucumbers, leaks, broccoli and Brussels sprouts) after a rainy June. But … Continue reading

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Sun Setting into the Adirondacks

Darkness is falling in the Adirondacks, and soon ­ with a little luck ­ I will witness the Perseid showers streaking the Champlain Valley dome. My bride shot this image on her mobile from our runabout in the middle of Lake … Continue reading

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Roofing Nails in the Driveway

Roofing nails and driveways don’t mix. Or they shouldn’t mix. Like oil and water. But sometimes they do, like yesterday for example. It was mid-afternoon on Tuesday, July 6, a couple of weeks after contractors finished replacing the carriage barn’s … Continue reading

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Garter Snake in the Snow in Summer

That was one jumbo garter snake, friends! Even longer than the timber rattlesnake I witnessed a couple of weeks ago in a friends barn, though falling short in girth, rattles, and venom. Though this Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) was … Continue reading

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Cedar-Apple Rust on Pixie Crunch Apple Trees

Over the last two weeks I’ve observed two young Pixie Crunch apple trees in our orchard succumbing to cedar-apple rust. Or so I suspect. I’m no plant pathology expert. And I’m an eager but admittedly amateur pomologist. So my hypothesis … Continue reading

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