Not Enough Fizz* (Stillwater Diary)

Hydrangeas, Stone Ridge, NY, 8/15

Hydrangeas, Stone Ridge, NY, 8/15

It’s beautiful here–all the hydrangeas in bloom, big night sky struck with stars, warm water in the swimming hole and even sufficient water, for mid-August, in the Groverkill.

A gang of dragonflies ushers in the evenings, swooping over the front lawn in the waning golden light, their flight patterns so erratic that if they were people in cars, Michael would pull them over. A grey hummingbird (to my eyes, it’s always the same one) is mad for the tubular orange flowers on the plant Hans and Lexanne gave us in the spring.

And at dinner we devour summer’s sweetness–perfect corn, peaches and tomatoes from the Kingston Farmers’ Market, Davenport and Farm Hub.

So why am I doing a bit of pining for sweaty, light-polluted NYC? (Read tomorrow’s post.)

*Several years ago, Steve asked me if I could live in Stone Ridge full-time. I must have looked stricken, because before I could answer, laughing, he fired off follow-ups, “No? Not enough fizz for you?”

KIngston Farmers' Market, 8/15/15

KIngston Farmers’ Market, 8/15/15

Swimming Hole, Stone Ridge, 8/17/15, left to right: Sycamore; and Leo, 13 1/2 Today

Swimming Hole, Stone Ridge, 8/17/15, left to right: Sycamore; and Leo, 13 1/2 Today

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2 Responses to Not Enough Fizz* (Stillwater Diary)

  1. Joyce says:

    Looking forward to tomorrow’s post Robin. Can’t wait to know the answer to why you are pinning for sweaty and light polluted NYC. Will be interested to see if you reasons are the same as mine for wanting to get back to Lyon.

    • Hi, Joyce. I’m missing sitting in dark rooms (screenings of upcoming films). And, strange to say, street life. And just more of everything, I guess.
      What are you longing for in Lyon?

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