Category Archives: Lifestyle

Autumn Aura on the Adirondack Coast

An autumn aura is descending upon the Adirondack Coast. Autumn colors, autumn lighting, autumn sounds (think southward-flying Canada Geese), autumn textures (think crisp leaves eddying and frosted grass underfoot), autumn smells, and autumn flavors… Thanks, Doug, for snapping that photo … Continue reading

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Waterfront Winterization

There comes a time each autumn when summer has faded and winter is whispering over the waves. Or when work, travel, something eclipses the languid stretch of fall boating and watersports. Sometimes earlier, sometimes later, and as inevitable and bittersweet as fall foliage, … Continue reading

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Broccoli Bonanza

For the first time in my gardening life I am enjoying homegrown broccoli from our vegetable garden. Better yet? It’s totally organic and totally pest free! That’s a broccoli bonanza! Our friend, neighbor and gardening guru Catherine Seidenberg asked me … Continue reading

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Early Autumn

Autumn appears to be coming early this year. For at least a week nights have been dropping into the chilly 50s. And this morning I see that temperatures slid even lower. Perhaps this is normal? Yet it doesn’t seem normal. … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th: Garden Update

Rain rain go away, Come again another day. It’s been a soggy two days with nonstop rain falling from the fog-blocked dome above and spongy lawns that remember footfalls long after treads have passed. The meteorological gurus promise a sunny … Continue reading

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Common Goldeneye Ducks

I recently met Lake Placid based photographer John DiGiacomo at the Essex derry dock where he was photographing Common Goldeneye ducks and other waterfowl. The Essex-Charlotte ferry channel has become a popular destination for birders ever since Lake Champlain froze over last … Continue reading

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Slow Cooked Chicken

Sorry the slide show is so fuzzy. And that this post is flickering to life almost a pair of weeks after the last tender morsel of slow cooked chicken went tobogganing down my gullet. As for the fuzzy photos, I’m … 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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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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