Monday, April 30, 2012

Art show

statue by jahansell
statue, a photo by jahansell on Flickr.

This fine looking feline was on display at the student art show last week at the Interlaken Inn - students from every school were selected to show their work. There is a lot of talent in these Litchfield Hills!

(I x-ed out this artist's name to protect privacy.)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Forest glade

forgetmenots by jahansell
forgetmenots, a photo by jahansell on Flickr.
Forest glade... I think I first learned that phrase from the book "Bambi. " No deer nor hunters here now. I think these are forget-me-nots. They look magical!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

In Memory

plaque by jahansell
plaque, a photo by jahansell on Flickr.

I got a nice email a couple of days ago from the granddaughter of Anne Gudernatch. She spent much time visiting Sharon and her grandmother as a child, but says she hasn't been back in many years. She asked me to visit this plaque, which is at the base of a cherry tree at the entrance to Mudge Pond. The plaque is looking fine, but the tree is not yet blooming or leafing out - I hope it's still alive. If not, perhaps those who planted it would consider replacing it? It's clear Mrs. Gudernatch did a lot for the town!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Take me to the river

river by jahansell
river, a photo by jahansell on Flickr.
I'd never been to Marist College campus before but went to a New York State Regional Economic Development Council meeting at the Cornell Boathouse on the campus today. What a pretty spot. I think that's the Walkway over the Hudson, yes? Must walk there soon!

Monday, April 23, 2012

military funeral

military funeral by jahansell
military funeral, a photo by jahansell on Flickr.
I was jogging one afternoon and as I came up Main Street past the Kenney Funeral home I came across a military funeral just concluding. Two men in very sharp uniforms (forgive me for not knowing what they were) were very carefully and meticulously folding the flag. These three gentlemen watched. In front of them on the grass is a bugle, which apparently had already been played - when the flag was folded and handed to the widow, they packed up the bugle, and all the soldiers turned, marched away, got into a van and drove away. I guess they come for the ceremony but don't stay to talk because they may not have really known the person or his family?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fern Man

fernman by jahansell
fernman, a photo by jahansell on Flickr.
The little people walk among us! (I'm reading 1Q84 right now so have strange thoughts about such things.)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Miles and miles

miles by jahansell
miles, a photo by jahansell on Flickr.
A trip to Miles Wildlife Sanctuary always brings peace of mind...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


curled by jahansell
curled, a photo by jahansell on Flickr.
The garden in spring is full of strange and interesting shapes.

Monday, April 02, 2012

Peach blossom

peach blossom by jahansell
peach blossom, a photo by jahansell on Flickr.
I can't remember the peach tree ever blooming this early before - seems like it's usually mid-April. I wonder if the peaches will be early too? The tree is about four years old now, and the new branches on top went up about 20 feet. I'm sure I should have pruned them a month ago but I ran out this morning and lopped off a few. There are still a few tall ones with a ton of flowers - I'll never be able to get up that high to harvest the fruit!

Sunday, April 01, 2012

blue bells in snow

bluebellsinsnow by jahansell
bluebellsinsnow, a photo by jahansell on Flickr.
I think I like this one better than yesterday's.