Category Archives: Spring

Kamikaze Wild Turkey: The Gallopavo Imbroglio

“George, uh, when you get a chance, can you give me a call? A, uh, a turkey hit your door last night and, um, it knocked the door off its hinges…” A turkey? What? The voicemail had popped up on … Continue reading

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Rosslyn Unplugged

Yesterday, Thursday, May 15, 2009 was windier than a subway median at rush hour. Lake Champlain wind blasts reached 50 mph. The forecast had threatened gusts up to 90 mph. The rain drizzled off and on all day, but the … Continue reading

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Excavating Rosslyn

“I look at it as an excavation, if you will,” says the architect. (New England Home) The architect, Pete Lackey of Charles Myer and Partners in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is referring to “taking the long view” on renovation, specifically to reawakening … Continue reading

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Rosslyn Roundup, May 4

It’s time for another Rosslyn Roundup to share everything Rosslyn-related that I didn’t get a chance to post over the last few weeks. Champlain Valleysprings are unpredictable and exciting, sometimes arriving early (this year) and other times hiding behind rain, … Continue reading

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Reawakening Rosslyn

“Rather than trying to coerce the house to do something new, we tried to reawaken it.” (New England Home) In “Taking the Long View” Paula M. Bodah refers to the renovation of a Victorian house near Boston, Massachusetts in unusually … Continue reading

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Old Glory & Mud Season

I recently returned to Rosslyn after almost two months away. It was my single longest absence since buying the house in July 2006, and the extended hiatus was a bit surreal. I departed Essex in February and returned in April! … Continue reading

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Hawk Attacks Dove

Last Sunday my bride and I settled in for a post-lunch-tea-and-snooze in the parlor. The previous week’s unseasonably temperate spring-going-on-summer weather had yielded to cold and rain, so we weren’t feeling too guilty about playing hooky. No gardening or tidying … Continue reading

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Rosslyn for Sale

Susan and I were driving back to Rock Harbor after visiting Rosslyn, an early 19th century home in Essex, New York, which our realtor had just shown us for the second time in several months. It was spring. At least … Continue reading

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Need a Hand?

“Hey!” I looked up toward Route 22 and saw C.G. Stephens climbing over the guardrail. “Need a hand?” It was the first time since our boathouse and waterfront had been submerged that anyone had offered assistance. “Thanks. I really appreciate … Continue reading

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