October 28, 2014

Interactions with nature

While we drove to the cabin, the sun got up underneath these clouds and turned them into fire. 

Finn and I went on a hike.  Walking toward the sun was intense.

I don't know how these sheets of rock were made, but I can think of a number of uses for them.

Woodpeckers were here.

October 21, 2014

Late October

That's a thick little cloud!

We can still sit outside at Yum Yum in Woodstock, but not without sweaters.  She made this one.

Good friends. Leaf collecting, stick collecting, and throwing acorns into the dried up pond.  We had a great time.

October 14, 2014


It was great having so much family at the cabin this weekend.  

These two helped chop wood, or at least provided advice and commentary while I labored. They love the woods and fit right in with the other animals.

We spent a great deal of time in and on the truck.  They are regular country girls!

Pumpkin picking!  Can you tell this one is not taken with a a smart phone?  I finally brought the Nikon D-70 along.

Here she wants us to think that this is how she traveled to the pumpkin patch.

We love family visits.  Let's do it again soon!

Best friends

Our friends took this photo of these two buddies. Amazing.

October 7, 2014

Marty Brown

We traveled from the cabin to Middletown, New York, to see Kentuckian country song writer, Marty Brown.  Brown's big, warm friendliness off and on stage was great fun to be around.  His voice is exceptional!  Thanks for coming all this way to share your songs, Marty Brown.

And thanks to J and B for inviting us.

The place has tons of photos of blues and rock greats, but this signed poster of Artimus Pyle, the drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd, is my favorite.  Drum sticks are signed too!

Autumn in full swing

We took his picture at this tree the same time last year.  He has a little more white in his beard.

He loves Oktoberfest at Hunter Mountain.  Smells like bratwurst and knockwurst everywhere.

A motorcycle rally at Oktoberfest.  We are just filing in. There were eventually hundreds of bikes. Parking was somewhat anticlimactic, but the ride up the mountain with an accumulation of bikes as we went was amazing.  Bikes of all kinds.

Sorry, no pictures of her this week.  She was there, but behind the camera.