The Great Range Trail, often noted as one of the hardest hikes in the east, includes 10 peaks, including Mount Marcy. At 24 miles for the traverse, this is one hike that requires backcountry experience, plenty of supplies and perhaps a tent to spend the night in.
dug up to old tricks.
in a while, crocodile.
ignore me, just testing a scheduled post.
“Besides, what’s better than restoring antique furniture at Lie-Nielsen on the coast of Maine in fall?” Indeed.
Antique furniture is a portal to the past and these surviving artifacts are the keys to the fading artisanal knowledge of our furniture making forefathers. By being intimately acquainted with the ins and outs of the work of their hands, it’s almost as if we become their apprentices. We see the artisans in their work. As John Watson has put it, “our cultural ancestors… are manifest in the artifacts they left behind. The work of their hands is not only material inheritance, but an indicator of our identity as their creative spirit reverberates in ourselves.”
I can’t imagine trying to learn to recreate historic furniture without spending a lot of time working on the originals. My training was in conservation and all my furniture making knowledge grew out of time in the conservation studio. This is also true of the best makers today. Phil Lowe, Al Breed, Patrick Edwards…
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We have a family of five hawks living across the street, and the babies just fledged.
I had no idea how chatty a hawk could be. They just hop from tree to tree, cute, ungraceful little kids that they are, screaming. And screaming. And screaming.
I feel you hawk parents.