Thursday, February 25, 2010


Check out the size of these snow"flakes" - more like snowballs.We're getting another major snowstorm in New Jersey. This has been quite a winter. We have had more snow than in the Adirondacks, though they are getting lots today as well.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Today we went to the Deep Cut Orchid Society show at Dearborn Market. What a fabulous array. I was just going to enjoy them and not take pictures, but not taking photos of orchids is like not picking up shells on Sanibel Island - impossible. Here is a sample.

Monday, February 1, 2010


With the next step in the basement remodeling, that is. The wiring is done. And we've decided to drive back to NJ tomorrow. Starting the drywall on this trip would be a little much. We figure slaving away in the basement for 5 days in a row is quite enough. And going home tomorrow means we don't miss a chorus rehearsal.

We finished soon enough today to take a drive to Saranac Lake to witness the construction of the ice palace. The carnival doesn't start until the weekend so they are still building. Here is W showing off the size of the ice blocks used in the construction, with the lake the blocks are carved out of in the background.And more blocks waiting to be used. The theme this year is "Adirondack Cowboys" so that is probably what this sign will eventually read.