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Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Caretaker's Concern for 7/16/2010

TCC for 7/16/10:

The Caretaker awoke at his usual time of 4:30 in the morning but since the Sunrise was less than spectacular he decided not to get out of bed until around 5:20 am, because of this he hasn't any time to write about all that has gone on this past week, nor for the last two months or so. He has an appointment to keep at the dump at 8:00 am, the earlier the better so as to avoid the heat of the day--hot and humid while hauling trash and glass, etc. does not equal fun. The Caretaker does not care for things that are less than fun.

The following photos are from a late season snow fall back in April, notice the open water, a touch of Winter after ice-out, 4/27/10:

The following photos are from when the Caretaker went for a ramble around the Shelving Falls area on 5/23/10, he has more photos from that trip to share bill will hold off on sharing them so he has a reminder for doing a bit of a write up about that field trip:

Before there was the blog the Caretaker sent out posts via e-mail, the following is from the Caretaker's second winter on the Island:

Island Ice Report for 3/17/07:

Outside temp: 24 F
Ghetto temp: 65 F
Wind: East, slight
Sky: cloudy
Precipitation: light snow

There isn't much to report from today. The snow storm from last night and today dropped about a foot or so of snow. Other than some shoveling the Caretaker was inside for most of the day. Today's photo is from the Buck Mt. trip, for those that aren't familiar with the Adirondacks. the mountains off in the distance are in the High Peaks region, the tallest is Mt. Marcy, the tallest mountain in New York State. With its snow covered top it looks sort of like Mt. Fuji in Japan, well, I actually wouldn't know never having been there, but it does make me think of Mt. Fuji. I wonder if I ever do see Mt. Fuji will it make me think of Mt. Marcy? I suppose I will have to save that for another field trip. The Caretaker was thinking about doing a field trip tomorrow, but the weather report isn't so hot so he will probably put it off for another day.

In other news, L. recommends:
When S. retires????, perhaps you and he can work on a GIn/Bourbon Still together or it could be a great "friends" project on the Island for the summer. It will keep the mind and body active. Just a thought!

The Caretaker will certainly be sure to put the idea to the committee for consideration, but when the Island burns down please note that it was for a good cause: "For when you really, really want to get away from it all, Island Gin--the Caretaker's Favorite!"

And from over on the West coast C. was kind enough to share some Spring thoughts from his field trip to the San Francisco area:
Just wanted to share with you all, and especially the Caretaker, that spring is in fact near. Stuck in San Fran with all flights canceled, I checked out the Pelican Inn just over the Golden Gate and noted the green hills are covered with the wonder of wildflowers and the Redbud trees are all aglow. Thus signs abound that the slow "creep of green" across our country has infact began. Thank god for 78 degree days and tables and chairs to sit and enjoy them with cold Stella Artois.

--The Caretaker

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