Saturday, April 25, 2009

80 Degrees Arrives in Keene Valley (briefly!)

Today was absolutely gorgeous ... sunny with a piercing blue sky and a thermometer reading that made one do a double-take! Since my last blog entry featured MUD, I thought I would treat you to a more scenic view of the Adirondacks in spring!

All day as we worked around the yard, we heard the roaring of water. By mid-afternoon, my curiosity was getting the best of me. I took a break and hiked through the woods to Deer Brook - which is usually a sweet little gurgling stream. As you can see, it is gushing with snowmelt from Snow Mountain. That's what 80 degrees will do!

So how do you end a picture perfect spring (summer-like) day?

You find one of the last remaining snowbanks and make home-made ice cream!

I'd write more, but the ice cream is ready. Gotta run ... Yum!

Monday, April 13, 2009

When Life Gives You Mud...

We've all heard the saying "What goes up must come down." Well here in the North Country, the beautiful snow that falls up high in the mountains must eventually melt and run down into the valleys. And we live in Keene VALLEY!

Welcome to Mud Season!

Yes - this is our driveway! Wanna come visit?!

But as with anything in life, your attitude controls your altitude. So I thought you might enjoy a few pictures of one way to handle mud season!

I'm sure there's a lesson in here for each of us.
Happy Spring!