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 2/5/08 Ghetto temp. 53 F. and steady. Island tmp. 35 F. Yesterday's L/H: 32.5/37 F. Current conditions: Light fog, mild wind from the South
Today was cloudy and foggy for most of the day. There was a brief break of some sunlight and blue sky which the Caretaker was able to catch some photos of. The Caretaker is looking forward to when this current weather system blows out of here, however it is not looking like it will happen anytime soon. Come nightfall it began to sleet which then turned to rain. Late at night, at around 2 am the Caretaker was in bed having slept for a while then he woke up for no apparent reason. Five minutes later he heard a tremendous crack of thunder. It was like an explosion right above the Island, it thundered across the sky from North to South. The Caretaker found this a bit disquieting. Not because he doesn't care for thunder and lightening, here on the Island it is a regular occurrence during the warmer months. Both the lightening and thunder can be very impressive at times. Just this last June there was a storm that thundered so close over head that during one crack the Caretaker felt the concussion in his chest. Many times the show of lightening is much more impressive than fireworks. What the Caretaker found disquieting about last nights crash of thunder was the time of year, although it is possible for there to be thunder and lightening in the winter it is not very common.
The Caretaker heard some while back that there is no word for either rain and/or thunder and lightening in the Inuit language. This is because neither of these events ever occurred up in the far North reaches of the continent. The Caretaker can not confirm the truth of this, but he does know that in recent years they have had to come up with words for these events. Apparently global warming has caused rain storms where traditionally there where only snow storms.
In other news, the Caretaker's friend B. was kind enough to pass on some information as to why the sky is blue. Special thanks to her for passing on the information. The Caretaker had it totally wrong, the oceans have nothing to do with the color of the sky. The link to this information, for those who are interested, is below:
To read the part specifically on the color of the sky scroll down a bit to "Why is the Sky Blue".