Every year at summer’s end, those who have enjoyed the fresh breezes and idyllic settings in Essex bid a fond farewell to their summer camps and return to their homes elsewhere, usually farther south. Savoring their time in Essex on Lake Champlain, people want to take with them … [Read more...] about Farewell to Summer in Essex, New York
Winter weather and water do strange things around here, especially on the lake. We saw these beautiful “ice birds” as we walked by the ferry landing one afternoon. Sun was bright and skies were clear, making them look like something out of “Swan Lake.” Surely they will soon melt, … [Read more...] about Ice Birds
I've been fascinated by plant life for a long time, but because I'm fairly new to the Adirondacks, I'm discovering new plants that I haven't seen before. Can anyone identify what this one is? We had them growing all over our weed-infested gardens all this past summer. They look a … [Read more...] about Can You Identify This Mystery Plant?
The photos above were taken of an unusual rock formation that I found among the weeds this summer. We had hired some landscapers to remove a lot of overgrown shrubs in the garden inside our oval driveway. A few months after the shrubs were gone, the weeds took over and I had just … [Read more...] about Odd Rock in Essex, NY Residential Garden