Tag Archives: Finger Lakes

Poems to Read to the Very Young Proto-New Yorkers

  When I was quite young my family had a copy of this book Poems to Read to the Very Young, where the poems were selected by Josette Frank and the timeless illustrations provided by Eloise Wilkin.  I loved it.  I often … Continue reading

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One Must Have a Mind of Winter

You might have noticed.  It’s been kind of a rough winter. Lots of snow.  Super duper cold.  Even the hardiest, most wool and silk and thinsulate prepared of us have been stuck inside for long stretches.  But a few weekends … Continue reading

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We’re Having Some Weather Here

I watched the news come in on Monday about the tornado that drove right through the city of Moore, OK with the same sick-at-heart feeling that I’m sure most people did.  It’s terrible to know that people are picking through … Continue reading

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Oh koi, oh koi!

I’ve been threatening to go to the Lilac Festival in Rochester for more than a year now, having just missed it last year due to not yet living in New York (what a silly thing to let get in the … Continue reading

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An Obstruction of Notable Brilliance

Lots of things run out into the road here in the Finger Lakes.  Squirrels and deer, of course, but also a great number gophers and woodchucks.  There’s a fair share of raccoons; I once nearly ran over an entire family … Continue reading

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A Season Past

That long, brutal winter of the Finger Lakes I told you about in the last couple posts?  There are some pretty interesting aspects of it too.  One of the neatest being the drop in the level of the lake.  When … Continue reading

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On a Ramp-age

Winter is long in the Finger Lakes.  Very very long.  Snow, ice, and blustery winds keep us cooped up for the better part of six months.  By March you begin to question if you’ve been remembering it rightly, did you … Continue reading

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The Outlet Trail

This week’s weather, with temps down in the single digits, has not been conducive to getting outside much.  Cooped inside all week makes me long for some sunshine and fresh air.  Since the only fresh air to be had is … Continue reading

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Cayuga’s Solitude

In the summer boats are infrequent, in winter they are thoroughly absent.  The far shore is a long two miles away, though, in the brilliant but short January light, it looks much closer.  Sometimes the curtain of snow comes down … Continue reading

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These Are the Critters in Your Neighborhood…

I went on a bit of a walk today on a trail that connects Keuka and Seneca Lakes, the Outlet trail.  It’s a lovely trail- flat, broad, well-maintained, and following closely the fast and absorbing outlet itself.  The outlet allows … Continue reading

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