Monthly Archives: February 2014

La Vie en Rose

Je vois la vie en rose I see life through rose-colored glasses ~ Édith Piaf Édith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose” – usually translated as “Life Through Rose-Colored Glasses” – inevitably, joyfully came to mind when this sexy photograph was shared with … Continue reading

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Venison Green Chile Stew

He that strikes the venison first shall be the lord o’ the feast. ~ Shakespeare, King Lear I admitted to the butcher at the Village Meat Market in Willsboro the other day that I could easily give up beef for … Continue reading

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Essex-Charlotte Canal

The Essex-Charlotte Canal offers a chilly commute, but it sure beats 3-4 lanes of traffic jammed, coffee guzzling, angry drivers on a thruway… It’s not every winter that we get to enjoy the ferry commute between Essex, New York and … Continue reading

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Fox Tracks, Foxtrot & X-Country Skiing

An inch or two of fresh powder and bluebird skies above lured me away from my desk on Monday for a mid-morning x-country ski outing with my lab. Hooky! Crisp but otherwise perfect conditions were the enticement; fresh fox tracks … Continue reading

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Mallard Jacuzzi

Ducks at Dawn on Icy Lake As Lake Champlain freezes and thaws and freezes again, trying to create a seamless skateable expanse between the Adirondack Coast and Vermont, Rosslyn’s boathouse bubbler offers the wild ducks welcome refuge. It’s a veritable … Continue reading

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Bald Eagle Breakfast

I saw a young bald eagle recently flying over the lake just off from the hamlet. The ducks by the ferry dock ignored him but I bet they were keeping a close watch nevertheless. ~ Rob Ivy (Essex Column, Feb. … Continue reading

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