Wednesday, January 23, 2013

January Day Trip to Stillwater

Cold, clear and bright, with little wind, the ice is plenty thick. Some recent wind damage. Some water on top of the ice, hidden beneath recent snow. This is our 22nd consecutive month on the island. Stillwater Road is never smoother than during winter.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Four pairs of cardinals are visiting us regularly this year.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Gepetto's Wood Shoppe at the Regional Market

Mr. Geppetto will custom make any whirligig you can imagine. Just bring him your idea.

They sell standards, too, like this milkman and cow and a log cutter. 

Imagine this rather odd Snow White repeatedly giving one of the Dwarfs a kiss on his forehead, 

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Heidelberg Bakery at the Regional Market

Saturday mornings at the Regional Market are always an adventure. 

Today we found our favorite coffee, Forty Weight, and a new booth for us, Geppetto's Wood Shoppe from West Monroe with original whirligigs for gardens or yards. [There will be snaps of their wares tomorrow.] 

Then we discovered that Heidelberg is at the market. Home is Herkimer for this excellent, non-industrial bakery. We love the Sourdough and the French Peasant. Cheers!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Salt Mountain

Please note that the blue door is not a door for leprechauns. We know snow! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Why They Call It Sandy Island Beach

He's impervious to cold water. We took a walk on the beach on Sunday, that lovely warm day with the wind from the south, and we couldn't keep him out of it. He got to looking like this from diving into beach sand for a tossed stick. This guy never runs out of steam!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Friday, January 11, 2013

The Sky Turned Pink...

...the sun shone under the clouds at the horizon, and suddenly a rainbow formed almost overhead.

Thursday, January 10, 2013