Sunday, June 29, 2014

Archimedes Russell: One of the Two Zett Houses on Danforth St.

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.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Graffiti on West Street

It is entirely possible that this is a message, an obscenity, grotesque; and that I have become an unwitting messenger. To me it is just interesting, not easy to see, skilled and bright. Plus, I like the #1 DAD spot.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Prelude to Algonquin

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

Sackets Harbor: Tin Pan Galley

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.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Chaumont Barrens Preserve: Blooming!

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


 Wood lily


Viper's bugloss

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Grand Tetons

View from Signal Mountain toward the Snake River.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Yellowstone: Mammoth Hot Springs to Fishing Bridge



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.