Monday, June 30, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Archimedes Russell remains a strong architectural presence all around Syracuse a century after he reached his peak years.
Today and tomorrow we have two important examples of his ideas about residential building.
Fine resource for the student of local architecture and historic preservation, Sam Gruber, describes the history of this and tomorrow's post here.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
At the end of August we are going to Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario for a week!
We will be with friends visiting from Germany and we've rented a cabin at Oxtongue Lake. We are almost guaranteed of seeing scenes like this and tomorrow's post.
We visited Algonquin several times in years past and did a lot of hiking and canoeing.
We're very excited.
Plus, we go directly following Ed's retirement. What a way to celebrate!
Friday, June 20, 2014
Great food, lovely outdoor dining areas including seating for people who bring their dog.
The owner, Andy Taylor, entertains with delightful presence and great skill.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
A main attraction, prairie smoke, is just past flowering
and showing its fine, brilliant red fruiting stage.
Sisyrinchium, or blue-eyed grass
The hawkweeds: devil's paintbrush and yellow hawkweed
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Protected petrified tree.
There are fossil forests, with trees like this one, standing in remote parts of the park, created by volcanism and ash maybe a million years ago, when cell tissue was replaced with minerals. Much more recently a fossilized tree is revealed by erosion.