The Latest View From Brainard, NY

Thursday, January 11, 2001

Thank goodness I had some errands to run today and had my camera with me. Saw some great horizon and sky combos. Managed to find a couple new roads I'd not been down in awhile and also managed to find my way home again without back-tracking.

All of this made me feel very skilled in navigating, while in fact if you keep going long enough, you're bound to come out somewhere you recognize (at least that's what I think!)

Here's what I saw today.

Posted at 3:49 PM

Wednesday, January 10, 2001

The sun was out briefly this afternoon. I put on some clothes I'd gotten out for a snowshoe trip that didn't happen this weekend. I felt a little like a kid with a snowsuit on, but I could still move. Did feel a little over-dressed until I was hit with the wind. whew! While taking the first photo of the day, the battery compartment door on my camera popped open and all four batteries tumbled into the snow. Luckily I had spares with me. The snowy ones went into a pocket.

What I noticed today: soft curvy lines along the hilltops and roads; repeated shapes in branches, flying crows and sumac trees; how white is rarely pure white, especially when the wind makes the sky change by the minute.

Here's what I saw today .

Posted at 2:03 AM

Tuesday, January 09, 2001

Added a new page linked to "About Area" that describes where Brainard is. As a bonus - how to pronounce "Rensselaer."

Posted at 1:25 AM

Monday, January 08, 2001

I've been doing a little of this and that, waiting for the beginning to actually start, I guess. LOL. Today I did a lot of NYQuilts! quilt show stuff - printing labels etc to get our big mailings out, updating information etc. Should spend some time double-checking THOSE web pages.

I've put some more small signs with info about this web site and the project up.

Today I got my first suggestion for a local view to keep an eye on in the coming year: the area around Seagroat Nursery up in Berlin. That's a great area -- flat along the road and steep hills on either side.

Posted at 6:19 PM

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