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 4/28/08 Lake Temp. 40 F. Ghetto temp. 50 F. and dropping. Island tmp. 49 F. Yesterday's L/H: 49.5/62 F. Current conditions: Wind from the Narrows, up to 5 mph, total cloud coverage, off and on rain, cold.
It was an overcast morning, and overcast day, the rain came at around 10 am. The rain is needed, the rain is good; the cold, not so much. Cool rainy days are good for Earl Grey or Jasmine, so the Caretaker had a cup of both. Across the water on the Western shore the Caretaker spotted the first blooms of a white flower that shows itself on a bush of sorts, the flower only lasts for a week of so, the name of which the Caretaker cannot recall but he does know that it is highly prized by S. Hopefully it will still be in bloom come the opening of the Island for the Summer.
The Caretaker did a bit of pole walking just as the rain started, only light drips, figured it would be good to provide the lawn with more aeration. Come the afternoon the wind abated but the rain kept a steady drizzle, the Caretaker thought about going for a canoe in the rain, then thought not; thought it would be fun, then thought it wouldn't be: a touch cold for his current tastes.
C. had mentioned the use of the Strawberry infusion recipe for a Mint Julep, perhaps bourbon would work well too, then there is also the Cuban rum drink, Mohito, perhaps that would also do nicely.