There are some pretty hot and sticky days in the summer in Upstate New York. Some days in the are dog-gone hot, sticky, and pretty miserable, if you have to work outdoors or spend any significant time outdoors. The reality is even on the hottest days, it really isn’t that … Continue reading
The month of May is upon once us again. It’s the first full month of spring, and it’s also the month of the unofficial start of summer, also known as Memorial Day Weekend. The month starts out with the green of early spring well under way, and leaves us with … Continue reading
It’s been a relatively wet April compared to recent years. But I’m not really opposed to all the rain. Rain is good in April because it means things will green up faster. Meaning things will have a lower fire risk. And spring will be upon us sooner.
At least that’s the goal. I am still working out some technical issues, that I need to get fixed before I upload new content, but once that’s done, I sure have a lot of photos to upload into the coming months (!) I also have some new maps that have … Continue reading
Yellow water in tank flush comes back with yellow water Happy Fools Day Prank 1 use 7 drops of food coloring depending on tank size ! via Barb Gibbs on Facebook.
April Showers; Bring May Flowers. —Common Folk Proverb The month of April is when in Albany we see the last snow showers of the year, and the winter is washed away by the occasional rain showers that dot the days. April in Albany is not a particularly rainy month, and … Continue reading
The past couple of years have been quite snow free in March. But this year seems an exception. And I really want to go camping. But hopefully soon the snow will be gone.
I slept in this morning. But when I awoke, there really wasn’t much snow at all. People said the yesterday was going to be awful, but it didn’t snow until after 5 pm. And in the evening, it just was a nuisance snow, by 10 AM, mostly all removed. … … Continue reading
Today marks the first Monday in February. Not a particularly exciting day. The beginning of a work week, a gray winter morning. No snow, just blandness. After a pretty bland weekend.
I guess January is always a cold bleak month. But for some reason, this month just seems colder and bleaker then usual. I guess such weather is normal for winter, but after last year, it just seems a little strange.
Today marks the second day of the winter when we’ve had snow. That’s good, because until this point it’s been largely a snowless winter, and last year was pretty snowless. But snow is both essential to the economy, the environment, and way of life in New York State. It provides … Continue reading
Every day nowadays seems to end with 5 hours of darkness. Here is how I use them when I am out camping. 5 PM. Build campfire, catch up on the news. 6 PM. Cook dinner and eat dinner. 7 PM. Sit back and enjoy the night by the campfire 8 … Continue reading
One of the things you have to consider about camping in November is how short the days are so darn short. Literally, you get up to darkness, and by 4 PM, you have to get camp set before the impeading darkness. Literally, you won’t see the sun most mornings until … Continue reading
This past October has been one of the rainest and cloudest months in recent memory. I can’t seem to remember such awful weather in a long, long time. Maybe it will break eventually, but for now this dreary weather pattern seems unending. It just seems to rain and rain. The … Continue reading
It real surprising to look at the calender, and realize today is September 30th, the last day of the month of September. October starts tomorrow. Where did the time go we have to ask ourselves? So quickly? It seems like winter is just around the corner, much quicker then any … Continue reading
Today is the first day of fall. It’s also the first night of year when the night time equals or exceeds daylight. It seems rather strange after a summer of short nights and long days, to have the process reverse, but it’s a natural process, that man can not overcome. … Continue reading
The endless summer has shown it must come to an end. I woke up the other day at Moose Plains, and the temperature was only 46 degrees out. It was a chilly morning out, but only a symbol of what is to come as we fade into winter. Daylight is … Continue reading
It seemed like only a few weeks ago, it was just June. Now we are seriously looking at the end of summer as September is near. Labor Day Weekend is only a week away now, even though I swear it was just Memorial Day Weekend. Yet, everything is saying summer … Continue reading
It’s green out. Summertime. Lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer Where you escape to Adirondacks to escape the heat.