Tag Archives: Griffin

February Swim in Lake Champlain

February swim, anyone? In Lake Champlain?!?! Griffin, our now almost nine year old Labrador Retriever, was thrilled with to chase some throw-toys in the chilly lake today despite the fact that it’s February 19 and the water temperature is exactly … Continue reading

Posted in Lake Champlain, Lifestyle, Seasons, Winter | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Adirondacks, Autumn, Lake Champlain, Lifestyle, Nature, Seasons | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Lifestyle, Nature | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Redacting Rosslyn | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pumpkin Carrot Muffins

Last Thrusday’s Full and By Farm share pickup included baking pumpkins and carrots. Fall fare. There was plenty more in the share, but these two struck a Saturday morning brunch chord while speaking with Sarah Kurak. So mentioned a recipe … Continue reading

Posted in Lifestyle | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mary Wade’s Rosslyn

My bride refers to herself as “Mama” to our Labrador Retriever, Griffin. It’s always struck me as a bit goofy, preferring, I suppose, to think of myself as my dog’s master. Though anyone familiar with our little family of three … Continue reading

Posted in Artifacts, Boathouse, Daily Munge, House, Lake Champlain | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Rifle & Eggs

“Mornin’,” Wes said as he pulled the pantry door shut behind him and greeted Griffin with a scratch behind the ears. “Good morning,” I called back from the kitchen where I was scrambling eggs. “You don’t want me to run … Continue reading

Posted in Daily Munge, Rehabilitation | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Archeology of Home, Daily Munge, House, Seasons, Spring | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments