Monday, October 31, 2011

surviving the storm part 2

surviving the storm 1 by jahansell
surviving the storm 1, a photo by jahansell on Flickr.
Lucky girls slept in the only warm room in the house - in front of that toasty fire.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

surviving the storm part 1

surviving the storm 2 by jahansell
surviving the storm 2, a photo by jahansell on Flickr.
How did we get through all those days without power? Duchess knows.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

People watching

people watching by jahansell
people watching, a photo by jahansell on Flickr.
The new Alpaca shop in Millerton had some special guests during Fall for Art - they seemed to enjoy the unusual sights and sounds of the day.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Corn season is past

cornstalks by jahansell
cornstalks, a photo by jahansell on Flickr.
The cornfields are only green from mid-June through late September. The other three quarters of the year they look more like this - beautiful in their own way.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


lespehstival by jahansell
lespehstival, a photo by jahansell on Flickr.
Millerton's music scene is blossoming - thanks in no small part to Mike Rooney, who has hosted festivals at Kaplan's Farm for quite a few years now, and the scrappy and talented kids of Lespecial. They teamed up to throw their own mini-Woodstock - it was fantastic fun.

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Cat Who Lived

saved by jahansell
saved, a photo by jahansell on Flickr.
Our little kitten, Duchess, LOVES to go outside. She will back up from the door about 20 feet and hurl herself into it full-speed to open it and sneak out. One night she didn't come back. I went out every few hours, all night long, calling her, and a few times we thought we heard her cry. But it wasn't until morning that I finally found her, 30 feet up a tree. She refused to climb down and we don't own a ladder that tall. Finally I had a brilliant idea. I took this basket, tied one end of a string around the handle and the other end around a large stick. I hurled the stick over the branch and hoisted the basket up to where she was. Amazingly, she climbed into the unstable, tipsy basket and we lowered her down. I failed to catch an action shot, but we memorialized the moment later.

Thursday, October 20, 2011


george by jahansell
george, a photo by jahansell on Flickr.
George Doty's family goes back generations in Sharon. I'll be photographing some of his ancestors' graves in Boland Cemetery soon.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Old Dam

dam by jahansell
dam, a photo by jahansell on Flickr.
I had the opportunity recently to take some photos of an old dam about a mile below the southwest end of Mudge Pond. This spot is just off Silver Lake Shore road, and you can see the wall that once was there. George Doty invited me to help him document the dam, which was owned by relatives of his 100 years ago.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Downstream from Mudge Pond

stream by jahansell
stream, a photo by jahansell on Flickr.
Another in the series I took with George Doty of the area below the former dam.