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i believe in miracles


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.

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here ivan is enjoying the view from the deck at sunset:

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the local cuisine:

colored eggs farm fresh (4)

interesting reading material:

old man xing sign (2)

outstanding views:

sun setting landscape (88)

some of my new friends:

hillsdale ny cow herd (29A)

deer running (5)

daisy ponies (7)

rte 21 pigs columbia county (2)

roosters columbia county (10)

and a flower encircled silo:

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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

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friends in the country


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:

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spencertown cows  (5)

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spencertown deer (2)

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spencertown cows  (19)

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hawk fly sky

spencertown cows  (13)

and the translator:

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“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.”
~ Ghandi

back to bats and lightning bugs


tonight i sat outside on my deck and watched a bat circle around for about 15 minutes while lightning bugs lit up the trees.  i haven’t done that since i was about 15.   early this morning on our walk, ivan and i came face to face with a deer right in the middle of the road. 

i moved from the city.  now that i wrote it, does that make it real?

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“The search for truth is in one way hard and in another way easy, for it is evident that no one can master it fully or miss it wholly. But each adds a little to our knowledge of nature, and from all the facts assembled there arises a certain grandeur.”
 Aristotle