Author: "Passports: Atlantic Lives, 1994-1995" and soon "Frontiers: Atlantic Lives, 1995-1996." (Yes, "Frontiers" is almost done!) Musing doubtless profoundly here about novel writing, reading, travel, expats, international matters, and whatever related that pops to mind…. sometimes seriously, sometimes rather less so. Welcome! Hope you enjoy your visit.
Starting Friday a bit early, and I thought I’d post this. Yesterday was a gorgeous Catskills day. I grabbed a photo of Windham Mountain ski resort, looking up from the car park, toward the lodge (l) and the condos (r):
While the air was cold (about 20F/ – 6C), the strong sun was warm. (Today will be a bit cloudier.) It’s definitely feeling like March. Ski season doesn’t have much longer to go ’round here.
The sky was such a stunning blue outside the house yesterday, I grabbed a photo:
Trees against an amazing blue sky, near our house. [Photo by me, 2014.]
Uh, it doesn’t look like that currently:
Not nearly the same blue sky this morning. [Photo by me, 2014.]
In that second one, I happened to catch a bit of a long stone wall that runs along part of our property. There are remains of rock walls like those all over the Catskills, left behind from when these mountains were once covered with farms, usually dairy farms. Also visible above the snow toward the bottom left in the photo is a bit of the barbed wire that still runs along it.
Full disclosure: those trees in that second photo are (perhaps obviously) not the same trees as the first one; that photo is not quite as sharp as the other one because I snapped that through a window (it’s freezing out there!); and it was also not quite yet fully daylight.
Still, the latest “big snow” is starting to fall… on top of the previous snow.
I also woke up with a good part of a new chapter in mind (for the sequel). I’ve already tapped tapped tapped it down furiously in outline (I hate forgetting!) on my iPad (courtesy of my bluetooth keyboard on which I’m also typing this post). Given no one is likely going anywhere today well into tomorrow, I suppose I’ve got absolutely no excuse for not getting it fully on the computer. ;-)