Tuesday, October 14, 2008

At The End Of The Garden

Our garden fronts the Esopus Creek, which runs down from the Catskill Mountains to the Hudson River. We've explored a little of it in our kayak, and look forward to doing more when we have the time. Our house is perched high above the Creek, looking across the Esopus and the rich farm land beyond to the foothills of the Catskills. This area has been inhabited for a very long time..... When the garden of the house was excavated by an archaeological team from SUNY New Paltz they found artifacts from the Esopus Indians dating back to 2000 BCE.

We've just laid some Bluestone steps today (top picture) so that visitors can get safely down to the creek. The bottom picture shows the view across the creek as the Sun set this evening.

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