Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Bleeding Hearts

I was so pleased to see my bleeding heart coming up and blooming beautifully.  I was afraid the digging for the internet cable had destroyed it.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Paddling the Raquette River

We had our "traditional" paddle and picnic for Memorial Day.  Over 20 of us put in at Axton Landing and paddled the Raquette River to the Crusher.  The water was so high from all the rain we have had that the ride was very fast, despite some high winds in our faces.  The weather was great, a bit cool in the wind but bright blue sky.  And the bugs aren't bad yet, though there were lots of mosquitoes at our lunch stop.
Then off to the picnic with this great bunch of friends.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Downed Tree

We have been having violent thunderstorms, not too surprising given the high temps and humidity.  Last night we had a tree come down in the storm and it ended up partly across the driveway.  It was a large beech and they are all sick by the time they get that large so it is not too surprising that it fell.  But the wood seems to be good, so we'll get lots of firewood.
Here is my trusty lumberman starting the long process of cutting it up.  Then I get to split the wood.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Spring Flowers

It is so great to be here in May for the flowers.  There are trillium still in bloom and today I saw jack-in-the-pulpit for the first time.  They are right along the driveway and must have been here in the past, but I never noticed them.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Home At Last

We arrived at camp yesterday and took our first paddle with the group today to Stony Ponds.  There were few bugs and though it started out rainy the temperature was quite mild.  The water has receded quite a bit but we only had to go around one really big beaver dam as we headed up Ampersand Creek.  It is so great to be here, which will be our home until sometime in December.  We should finally get time to relax and maybe I'll even start posting regularly again.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Closed on the Condo Today

Well at least one aspect of our crazy life is complete.  We closed on the sale of the condo today.  So one less set of things to worry about.  We have our final meeting at the Toll Brothers Design Center Friday afternoon, to complete the selection of items for our new house.  Then off for some much needed R&R in St John, Virgin Islands on Saturday.  We are there for a week, then visiting my Dad in Oregon for a week, then back to camp to stay for a long while.  It will be great to stay in one place for a while.