Tuesday, July 31, 2012

At Camp

We drove to camp yesterday.  Today we walked at the VIC.  I was hoping the orchids would still be in bloom, but we didn't see many.  There was one Calopogon blooming and several of these White Fringed Orchis.  But it was a nice walk through the bog.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Where are we?

Haven't posted for a while, so thought I would catch up.  We drove to NJ on July 13th so W would be ready for his surgery on the 16th.  Have been laying low so he can recover.  He is doing extremely well and we will head back up to camp next week.
I did get out yesterday for an expedition to the Burlington County Historical Society.  W has lots of Quaker ancestors who were part of that community in the 1670's.  The woman who works in the library there is a gold mine.  She knew of every family I mentioned and pulled out resources for most of them.  Can't wait to get it all in my database.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Stephen Knapp's Light Paintings

We dropped off A&J at the rest stop on the northway then went into Glens Falls.  We ate a nice lunch at Davidson's Brothers then went to the Hyde Collection.  We saw some neat Tiffany lamps and windows and some awesome light paintings by Stephen Knapp.  This is one of several on his website.

Heron Rookery

Today we finally remembered to take binoculars and camera to view the herons nesting south of Sabattis Circle on Route 30.  These photos are the best I could do from a distance.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

A&J Visit

We've been busily painting the deck and back porch, then Friday A&J came for a visit.  We've been mostly hanging around camp but today we hiked to Jamestown Falls for a picnic.  The beaver dam was still in place allowing us to ford the stream by walking across it.  We walked to the end of the trail where I took this photo.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Paddling Floodwood-Rollins Loop, Again

The temps in NJ were so high that we drove back to camp yesterday, a day earlier than planned.  That meant we could join the gang on today's paddle.  The bridge on Floodwood Rd is open, so we put in there and did the usual loop.  There were not many other people around, which was a surprise.  The temperature was in the mid-70's, a big improvement over the NJ temps.