along the battenkill… a path in the woods… late afternoon light… and august departing
along a path in the woods around Lake Lauderdale
birch tree debris, fading messages… a meditation on time, the forest’s reclamation…
Harry got an early birthday present, a new fly rod from Orvis. Here is a view of the set up, assisted by Luther, our nephew who then went fly fishing for the first time. love the team … Continue reading
Harry invited me to go fishing with him this morning along the Battenkill. We brought along the dogs and had a wonderful time before the rain hit….
love the slowness of fly fishing and how much Harry loves it.
He has had a great week on the river, catching fish the last two days in a row… and deepening his relationship with the Battenkill…
Sammy took up her post, guarding the fisherman.
Willow is an intrepid explorer, wandering the shore…
Came across this quote from Walden by Henry David Thoreau:
“I love the broad margin to my life.”
consider the richness that comes with broad margins
margins not rigid but porous and expanding…
consider the margins of the battenkill river
caught in winter with the river and the sky promising spring to come.
I love walking in the winter woods. I find it restorative. We had a couple of inches of fresh snow this week. Here are two images of peace and snow…a nice start to a new year…
winter stream… being refreshed.
pull up a chair, sit for a bit in the quiet of the winter woods, there is lots to take in.
a walk down the road taking a new turn following the river exploring with a friend discovering a new space along the river quiet reflections, geese in the distance an owl calls on the walk home… … Continue reading
At the Washington County Fair last week, I spent some time in the goat and sheep tent. I loved the goats and kids and young people. They seem such a match, full of humor and mischief, friendly and talkative…
On Monday evening, I watched the young people practise showing thier goats.
And getting their goats ready to show.
At the end of fair week, there are goat games! Hilarious fun to watch.
First up was the sack race.
Next up was dressing up your goat and racing through the course without loosing any of the clothes your goat was wearing.
The onlookers were taking the games quite seriously
And then there was pie eating while blindfolded and holding onto your goat!
everyone seemed to be having a great time.
now onto fall…
This past week was the Washington County Fair, the largest agricultural county fair in New York State. I visited the fair three times over the course of the week. I loved seeing the young people with their animals, they love … Continue reading