Category Archives: Redacting Rosslyn

Contemporary Vintage Boathouse

Is this a vintage postcard or a recent photograph taken from the ferry dock in Essex, New York? If you guessed that the image is contemporary, you’re right. It was taken on 29 May 2017. Born a moody, slightly fuzzy phone … Continue reading

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If You Lose Your Purpose, It’s Like You’re Broken

Everything has a purpose, even machines… They do what they are meant to do… Maybe that’s why a broken machine always makes me so sad, they can’t do what they are meant to do… Maybe it’s the same with people. … Continue reading

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Mystery Mushroom

It seems that rainy days always result in crops all of mystery mushrooms sprouting in our lawns. I remain a total mycology neophyte, though I own several detailed mushroom identification books and enjoy reading the descriptions. I remain totally ill-equipped … 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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Rosslyn in Essex on Lake Champlain

Note: The following Rosslyn excerpts originally appeared in “Rosslyn“ (Essex on Lake Champlain, February 26, 2013) and “Rosslyn Boathouse“ (Essex on Lake Champlain, February 27, 2013). Rosslyn, the second oldest home on Essex, New York’s Merchant Row, is located just … Continue reading

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Adirondack Birding and Squirreling

Rather than whining through another verse of the Bali Blues on my harmonica, I awoke on my first morning back at Rosslyn in a fever to jump-start autumn/winter rituals. Top of the list was setting up the bird feeders in … Continue reading

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Leaf Peeping in the High Peaks

On Wednesday afternoon my bride and I departed Essex and headed south on Interstate 87. Driving one of the Adirondack highway’s most handsome stretches always affords decadent views, but yesterday spoiled us with near peak Adirondack fall foliage. It was breathtaking … Continue reading

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Rosslyn’s American Mink

I few evenings ago I remembered that I’d left my iPhone on the runabout, so I headed down to the waterfront before dinner to grab it. As I stepped out onto the dock, I noticed an energetic mink playing around … Continue reading

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2011 Lake Champlain Flood Retrospective

We are lucky. In so many ways we are lucky. But this spring we are especially fortunate because Rosslyn boathouse is dry. Lake Champlain water levels are low. Our waterfront weathered winter — what winter there was — and spring … Continue reading

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