It started out as an assignment, sort of, for Tommy Bailey's book, Floyd Folks.Which, btw, if purchased in town (say, at the Floyd Community Market) will send proceeds to support the market.The version of my little part of that effort uploaded this week to medium.com is a tweak of the chapter in Floyd Folks.To Know Our Place @ medium.com
Sorry, we have house guests and such so only a link to some images from the recent NY trip this morning.First use of a new "story-telling" app called Grapewise. Maybe I missed some of the potential for this tool on first use, but will need to see more from this to be tempted to use it further.A few images at Grapewise. Seems you can't click from one to the next. Meh.
Kill this. Kill that. Fishkill. Peekskill. Fresh Kills. Say what?Okay. It's a Dutch term meaning creek or waterway (a vestige of the area's colonial past) and found its way into Catskill--ONE name for this dissected assortment of variously protected natural areas in New York State. The geology seemed familiar in places to me as someone familiar with the Ridge and Valley and Allegheny Plateau geology:Geologically, the Catskills … Continue Reading ››
And it turns out that the name we gave it-- "Devil Pods"-- is one of the historically-used "common names" for this plant. It took us a while to finally conclude that it was indeed a plant, since the pods seem to be made of a very hard alien material rather than any botanical matter we'd ever seen.So had concluded at first that these were actually baby Klingons, dropped at Kingston Point Park along the Hudson. But then I knew that I had seen images of this bizarre thing from … Continue Reading ››