even though it’s down-pouring outside, it feels good to be heading back towards the city today. i’ll leave susan’s secret retreat today, spend 2 days in jersey, and wake up in my own bed on east 52nd street on sunday morning. 🙂
it’s been raining here for the last 3 days which means no cell phone service, and intermittent internet. i have to keep watching the modem – and if the green light goes on, i make a mad rush to the computer to check my e-mail. sometimes i can get through 3 or 4 before the internet goes out again. although this may have been the quietest summer i’ve ever experienced, i did manage to meet 2 people and several hundred animals – all of which i will tell you about when i get back to civilization. in the mean time, i will leave you with some pictures of this amazing place in upstsate ny.
here ivan is enjoying the view from the deck at sunset:
the local cuisine:
interesting reading material:
some of my new friends:
and a flower encircled silo:
a giant ‘thank you’ to susan for lending me this wonderful space for the summer. i am forever grateful to you! (and if you’re interested, she’ll rent it to you – just let me know – the fall is spectacular and there’s skiing just around the corner. )
i’m expecting some miracles this week. i’m very excited about it and i’ve decided to expect some every day from now on.
just keeping you up to date.
Acts of kindness, however small – a smile, a compliment, a helping hand – plant seeds of hope, love, and beauty in a spectacular garden you’ll one day call home.
Talk about ‘Miracle Grow,’
~ The Universe
Posted in animals, giving, happiness, inspiring, life, nature, New York, Photography, Universe
Tagged amazing views, columbia county, countryside, cows, deer, dogs, gratitude, horses, miracles, pigs, rooster, spencertown ny
#1. wear boots in grass
as i stood barefoot in the grass today, a snake slithered right past my foot. ivan was close by relieving himself. he was a bit startled as the snake approached him. he didn’t notice the snake but seemed to be some what alarmed by my blood curdling scream as the snake made it’s way toward him. i may have scared the snake as well because i don’t even think he noticed ivan was peeing on him as he slithered right through ivan’s legs.
#2. i don’t ever want to be a cow
seriously, could you stand this for even 10 minutes?
these cows are having a serious meeting. presumably about the fly situation.
“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.”
~ Auguste Rodin
Posted in animals, humor, life, nature, ny city life, thoughts
Tagged Auguste Rodin, country life, cows, ivan, lessons, snakes
it’s been 5 days on my country hiatus now and i’m thinking of heading back to the city later this afternoon. so far today i’ve seen 3 deer, 1 blue jay and a woodpecker and look what i found yesterday:
i’m taking this as a sign from the universe that it just may be time to get back to the crowds in the city . . .
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
~ Lao Tzu
Posted in life, ny city life, nyc, Photography, Universe
Tagged country life, cows, manhattan, New York City, NYC, sheep, vacation
i’ve been on my country hiatus for 4 days now and i’ve only seen 6 or 7 people, but i have managed to make some new friends. the folks up here have much less to say than city peeps, and when they do speak, it’s hard to understand what they’re really saying. luckily i have ivan with me to translate. meet the new crew:
and the translator:
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.”
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Tagged best dog on the planet, cows, deer, ducks, ghandi, hawk, pigs, spencertown, upstate ny