Thursday, July 13, 2017

Here we are into week five already!  This continues to be a very very strange year, when it comes to the weather!  Thunderstorms, strong winds, and cold days.  Most people here in NY state are complaining about the hot, muggy weather, while here in the North Country we are wearing our sweaters, sweat shirts or long pants almost every day!

Last Friday night (actually, very early Saturday morning) we experienced one of the worst Thunderstorms.  Living in Florida we see a lot of them,  but this way by far, even worse.

Here are a few pictures of what it looked like outside our cabin door!!!

Actually this one IS just outside the door!


That is our cabin at the top of the hill!


Bottom of the waterfall where it empties into the lake. 


As I said before, the weather has really put a "hurtin" on the fishing.  Most everyone here at the lake is experiencing the same thing; saying that by far, this is one of the worst years for weather AND fishing!
We'll go a couple of days in a row not being able to fish, and when we do get out we MIGHT get lucky!    Rich did catch onto another nice Northern Pike earlier this week.

Fish count to date: ONLY 234!  Rich 113, Donna, 124!

Shell Cracker (Red Ear).......... Nothing like the ones we catch at home in Lake June!!

And - just have to share one of the morning sunrises.......


Yesterday, my friend Gloria ( she and Roger come here every year over near Hornell, NY)  we went over and toured the Hammond Historical Musuem, and enjoyed the weekly Artisan and Farmer's Market.....

Stopped at this booth to pick up some locally made Maple Syrup!


Both of us took home goodies from this booth.  I took Rich some homemade donuts and a small loaf of banana bread.


These rings were very very nice....... and I think I just might go back next Wednesday and get me one (or two!).  Gloria DID take home two for herself!


And here is Gloria - as we head to tour the Stone House.


This area of NY is well know for it's Stone Houses......This one is made from stone from an original Stone house.  We had a great personal guide - who shared some of the history of the area.  Very very interesting.


Barn quilts are very popular also in this area......  You see various shapes, designs etc.  on many as you travel the area.


And, of course, I found this quite interesting, as Rich is of Scottish heritage...the Scotland Highlands............and the Scottish Immigrants were well known for the design and building of the many Stone Houses in the area.


One of the rooms inside the stone house.

 
Another popular item from that era....the HORSEHAIR sofa!


Lots of neat stuff in the barn........


And we enjoyed watching the "blacksmith"!!


Today the winds are supposed to be 10-12 miles per hour. But if they are correct we MIGHT be able to get out after 6:00 tonight.  Tomorrow's forecast is for more Thunderstorms!

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