One Caretaker's story of living (mostly) in solitude on a private Island on Lake George in Upstate New York, as told through daily photographs and musings/ramblings (well, daily in the winter; every four days or so in the Summer and mostly just photos in the Summer).
A Very Brief Glossary: GHETTO--Name for the cabin that the Caretaker lives in, a single story structure, about 220 square feet/20.44 square meters.
Living Conditions: End of October to early May, no running water, Island population: 1. Early May to end of October, running water, Island population: ranges from 1 to 20 or so.
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The Caretaker's Concern 2/4/08 Ghetto temp. 52 F. and rising. Island tmp. 32 F. Yesterday's L/H: 26/37 F. Current conditions: No wind, complete cloud coverage.
Yet another slow day on the Island. The recent warm weather is slowly melting the snow, this morning felt like early, early Spring--cool humidity. In the afternoon the Caretaker stepped outside of the Ghetto and heard a loud slap, it sounded much like a gun shot from a .22 rifle. The Caretaker looked up and saw a Eagle taking flight. It had been roosting on a tree just off the North corner of the Ghetto. The sound was the slap of its wings coming together upon taking flight. The Caretaker went down to Cocktail point to watch where it might fly to. It landed on the ice about 500 yards off the North side of Cocktail point. The Caretaker ran back for his camera, unfortunately by the time he returned the Eagle was nowhere to be seen. Oh well, perhaps next time.