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Critters 4

A news story I read this morning prompts this continuing of the critters series.  I link to the story at the end of this post.  All the following photos I’ve taken since September, and filed away until I feel there’s a story.   Let’s start here in a New Jersey marsh creek, go to the […]

Critters 3

Click here and then scroll to the last three pics;  you’ll see a sixth boro version of the photo below, taken just east of Lyons. Near the Montezuma, these passed twice, and they were certainly not the mute type. Lots of herons hunt for fish from the locks, but they fly away as a boat […]

Critters 2

Delphinidae . . . rattus . . . mammalian well . . . rendering of a mammalian  warm fuzzy . . . just . .  curdling! Delphinidae win . . . flippers down.  That’s today’s sporting event.  Water pics from a secret salt;  rat rod pics by Will Van Dorp, who strayed off the Canal […]

Critters

Personal disclosure:  I used to enjoy playing football, but I’ve never watched a Super Bowl game.  I certainly have no feelings at all about any team, any sport.  But with all this talk of seahawks and broncos on ground hog day, I’m not oblivious: ground pork meatballs will go in my lunch stew.  This morning […]

‘Ster Crazy 5 b

Thanks to all who wrote concerned notes about my being away from the blog.  I had said I wanted to get away from the city and the blogger’s desk.  l’m back renewed although restless with conflicting ideas about where I’m headed.  These roosters, and all they had to say,  were part my company in the […]

Erie Canal Early Summer 2020

Please, Lord, no . . . Day-Peckinpaugh has not been put out to pasture, I hope . . . “Out to pasture or not,” as Craig said, soon someone will have to start mowing the grass around her hull.  Maybe green goats can help?  This photo was taken between locks E-2 and E-3 a week […]

Virtual Erie Canal 1: Waterford

Preface:  There’s a new heading at top of the page called “virtual tour.”  Covid-19 has changed everything. Now it’s not alarming to walk into a bank or business establishment wearing a mask.  Many people commute from bedroom to desk, and a really long commute is one that involves stairs.  I’ve been to a few remote […]

For the Birds 11

Whatzit?  Or, howzit? It’s just a male bufflehead caught in mid-dive.  This is the winter bird of the sixth boro . . . Hmm . . .  maybe we need a whole set of sixth boro symbols.  I’m open to your suggestions for tree, rock, beverage, flag . . .  the works . . Sometimes […]

For the Birds 10

Ships with bird names seem plentiful this year.  Recall One Ibis, ONE Apus, ONE Stork, CM CGM Aquila,  Oyster Catcher, NYK Falcon, NYK Crane… I could go on.   In the past months and not posted here, I’ve seen tankers like BW Raven and Yasa Flamingo, Yasa Hawk and Yasa Swan…, but this guy, a bufflehead, […]

BW2M a

…aka backwards to Montreal, reprising the trip in reverse order before I return there, which I’ll do in a little over a week. We departed the Rondout in late afternoon, bound for the sixth boro.  It’s always interesting to see what floats near the mouth of the Creek . . . as an example the […]