I HAZ IT.
I’ve been going on and on about the Adirondacks since our trip last week. I’m in loooove!!! Oh it was a wonderful trip. Too short. You can read about it at my travel blog. Usually I keep my travels solely limited to the travel blog, but I’m still so dreamy about the place that it’s bleeding into my other blogs, as well. It’s been very difficult, reentering the “real” world. I’ve had a difficult time getting back to work. Writing takes a great deal of focus, and while articles about wholesale dental supplies and how to use them are usually interesting topics, all I can think of is those glorious mountains, the crispy cool weather, the clear air and quiet solitude.
When can I go back, huh?
It takes a lichen but keeps on
I saw this odd-looking lichen while at the Steuben Memorial Historic Site in Remsen, NY. I’ve seen plenty of lichen in my day, but none that takes this pattern. It looks Celtic, which is pretty neat because the area here was widely settled by the Welsh after the American War for Independence. There’s a historic Welsh graveyard down the street, and even the water tower has a huge red griffin painted on it.
This land belonged to Baron von Steuben from Prussia– he came to America to help train the Americans how to handle the bayonet for the war for independence. After the war, Steuben stayed in America, and moved to the foothills of the New York Adirondacks (as yet unnamed). He sold some land to the Welsh settlers- not exactly title loans Ohio but this area was very wild and considered the American frontier in the late 1700s. Apparently, the Welsh love Steuben. They and the German Americans set aside this amazing area in dedication to his memory.
We’ll be seeing this stuff very soon…
I’m going through some of my old photos. I can’t believe it’s been a year already! I usually save all my photos of the year on a CD…. wow, I took a lot of photos this year. Maybe… 2,000? :-p I haven’t edited many of them yet. Ugh. How am I going to get them all on my external hard drive and CD, lol. Whew. I’m exhausted just thinking about it.
Anyway, I spotted a few snowstorm photos. Whoa, it’ll be soon! The husband thinks we will have a hard winter with lots of snow. Batten down the backyard chicken coops, folks, it’ll be a wild ride. We’ve had another soaking wet year and if the jet stream stays consistent, we’ll get clobbered. I don’t mind at all, because I rarely go out in this weather… but we do have to shovel and that is a PAIN.
I am SUCH a slacker. Ugh. We visited Virginia for two weeks in May, and I still haven’t written about it very much at ALL! I haven’t even processed the zillions of photos or send them off to the photo printers yet. I keep saying “I’ve been so busy,” but HOW busy can ya still be after half a year?! :-p I’m disappointed in myself. I haven’t even fully blogged about our trip to New York City over the summer… and I still have things to write from my visit there last summer!
When I didn’t work, ohh I had all sorts of time to devote to blogging. Now….