I snapped this photo in Limerick NY 5 miles from my home. I edited it with Instagram. As I post this we are stuck in traffic on rt 81 about 20 miles from Binghamton .
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
|Close up detail of a melting snow bank in Pulaski, N.Y. photo by Gary Walts|
spring when the world is mud-
luscious the little
whistles far and wee
and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's
Since I was a child I have been intrigued by melting snow banks. I would look at the little streams of water running down the road from beneath them. I noticed how the snow morphed into craggy ice crystals. I would take in the formations of mud that appeared from the dirt once hidden in the snow. They are like mini glaciers. They say that the rocks and boulders strewn through the landscape were deposited by glaciers. But I 've often wondered how the rocks and boulders became embedded within the ice. I have not researched it, but have surmised that they were from meteor showers pummeling the Earth eons ago.
So I just got into my car after pumping gas in Pulaski, N.Y. when I spotted the melting snowbank. So I made a photo of it. It is a scene that always takes me back to my childhood.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Monday, March 18, 2013
By the calendar it is almost Spring here in Northern NY. Most of the snow has melted, but it was a mere 14 degrees at my home in Chaumont this morning. I snapped the picture presented here this afternoon in Pulaski, NY. As the snow melts the dirt hidden with it becomes apparent. I do hope all is well in your world.
|The dirt hedden withing a snow bank is revealed as it slowly melts away with approaching Spring. Pulaski, NY. Photo by Gary Walts|
Friday, March 15, 2013
A week or so ago I played a 2 hour gig at Cafe Mira in Adams, NY. That went particularly well. I was well practiced for one thing, and for another, the LR Baggs pre-amp that I recently purchased worked like a charm to tame and fine tune my overall sound.
I also just replaced a sway bar link on my 2002 Dodge caravan. That should have been simple, but turned out to be a bit problematic. Maybe I can go into that another day. We also just purchased a used, 2011 Kia Sadona mini van for the Better Half. We plan on driving that to Florida in the first week of April. We will be spending a week with her sisters in Key West. I'm looking forward to that.
So, that's the latest from the North Country.