Monday, January 31, 2011

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Ice

This morning at Rockland Lake State Park
An igloo ~ sunrise

Once the sun comes out, the sculptures will sparkle. After dark they'll be lit by spotlights.

The Knickerbocker Ice Festival ~ Today !
You'd be surprised at the numbers of people walking around the lake at dawn, (plus those who run around the lake at dawn) -- Many of these people are senior citizens.

Froggy Fiddler
Gargoyle ~ check out his icy little six pack.

Friday, January 28, 2011

The Adventures of Evelyn

Here are just a few tidbits relating to Nyack's Glass House Lady.
Evelyn Ward Leigh Collishaw, a self-proclaimed nudist and vegetarian, provided a bit of entertainment for Nyackers -- Mainly during the 1930's.

LOCAL WOMAN TO ABANDON GLASS HOUSE.; Winter Weather Intolerable for Evelyn Ward Leigh. Glass House Lady Plans to Quit Nyack.
NYACK, N.Y. Mrs. Leigh will abandon her home of glass to spend the Winter in Panama.

NYACK, N.Y. --Mrs. Ward Leigh, who claims to be vegetarian, was broiling steaks inside her glass house.

GLASS HOUSE FIRE DUE TO SUN, NOT STEAK. Nyack Firemen Report Fire Cause as Combination of Glass and Sunshine. Rays of Sunlight Cause Fire in Glass House.

GLASS HOUSE LADY'S BANANA TREES SUFFERING: Not Enough Sun. Glass House Lady Distraught Over Loss of Tropical Plants. Banana Trees No Longer Vigorous. Some Rare Plants Lost.

— Loss of Her Trousered Horse Reveals That Mrs.Evelyn Leigh Wed Nyack Taxi Man.

Glass House Lady Owns Only Trousered Horse in Nyack
It Is Said to Have Been Reported as Abandoned While Owner on Honeymoon.

Bride Is Sun-Worshipper
. Tropical Honeymoon for Glass House Lady.
NYACK, N.Y.--Mrs. Ward Leigh, better known to her neighbors as the Lady in the Glass House, has lost her horse “ Lady ” the only trousered animal in Nyack. Mrs. Leigh found a husband, a Nyack taxi driver. This became known today, despite the transparency of Mrs. Leigh's affairs, when the bridegroom, Herbert Collishaw, asked the police about the horse, which had been left in the care of a neighbor.

NYACK GLASS HOUSE LADY ROBBED --Glass House Lady Returns From Florida to Find Home Ruined. Personal Possessions Stolen.
Broken Glass Everywhere.
--NYACK, N.Y. -- Mrs. Evelyn Collishaw returned after a winter in Florida to find her glass house vandalized. Mrs.Collishaw has said that she intends to receive aid from President Roosevelt himself, and states that she will continue to ignore the Nyack Police Department for obvious reasons.

GLASS HOUSE LADY SHATTERED BY ROBBERY--Clothing and furnishings destroyed.

GLASS HOUSE LADY SELLS HOUSE -- Non Conformist Leaves Nyack for Sunnier Climes. Mrs. Collishaw Delicate: "Feels Stranded " in Nyack. Rainy Summer Effects Glass House Lady. Inclement Weather: Mrs.Collishaw finds Cloudy Days Here Thoroughly Disagreeable. Glass House Lady Seeks Sunnier Life Elsewhere.

NYACK GLASS HOUSE WHOLLY REMODELED -- New Owner States Privacy a Factor. Considerable Changes Made ... Former Home of Mrs. Evelyn Collishaw.

Less Glass: Privacy Valued by New Owner of " Glass House " .

“When we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained.” ~ Mark Twain

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More Monday Views

On the hill ~ a view from Duryea Place.

looking out the window... a comfy chair ... a quiet library.

Monday, January 24, 2011

R I P Jack LaLanne

Thank you for being a teacher of nutrition, inner & outer beauty, fitness, & positive thinking.

Francois Henri "Jack" LaLanne (September 26, 1914 – January 23, 2011)

Don't worry about your age ... just be as young as you can be. Stay active !
Don't worry about your weight ... but never ever give up! You are worth it!

Around Nyack

Friday, January 21, 2011

Rockland Lake

High Tor in the distance

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Nyack Weather

Partly sunny, mild, and lots of shoveling.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The Long Path & Oak Hill

The Long Path passes a large green water tank and continues along a ridge just behind part of Oak Hill Cemetery. There are great views from the cemetery.

Walking along, you get an appreciation for life and living each day to the fullest.

Winter is an excellent time to walk through the cemetery. Many of the stones look more dramatic in the snow.

There are many interesting monuments.

Unusual designs.

Some of the markers are quite old. The Long Path quickly connects with a Mountain Trail in Mountainview Nature Park. It's a good short hike.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Good Morning

This morning our world looked like a fairyland thanks to the beautiful snowfall. Walking through the woods was amazing (and so peaceful.)

We watched the sunrise from an overlook ~ Good Morning Hook Mountain! Good Morning Hudson River!