Sunday, September 27, 2009

Grant and Tamara

Staying at The Stone House last weekend: Grant and Tamara. Grant is a painter and apparel designer for GAP. Tamara makes sculptures, you can see them here: .

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Milkmaid visits Manhattan

Johannes Vermeer (Dutch, 1632–1675) painted The Milkmaid about 1657/8. To mark the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's voyage from Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum has lent the painting to the Metropolitan Museum Of Art in New York. Find out more about the exhibition here: .
While you're at the Met visit the New York Dutch Room, 1751 (Bethlehem, New York), the top image above, which is in The New American Wing:

Monday, September 7, 2009

High Point - Catskills

The Catskill Mountains look beautiful at this time of year.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Meet your local farmers!

Joanne Michaels with her new book Hudson River Valley Farms at the Woodstock and New Paltz Arts and Craft Fair today. Meet your local farmers! The book details 44 varied farms in the valley, including many that are open to the public.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Blueberries turning red

The nearby Shawangunk Ridge is an extraordinary environment. In this picture taken at sunset yesterday we can see wild blueberries in the foreground growing in a crevice in the hard conglomerate rock that makes up the ridge, surrounded by a "dwarf pine barren" - a very rare environment. In the fall the Blueberry plants turn bright red. You can get great views from here across to the Catskill Mountains.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Our Backyard

Nadia Kayaking on the Esopus Creek at the bottom of our backyard this afternoon.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009