Tag Archives: Esopus Creek

Rough Water and Other Early Signs of Spring (Stillwater Diary)

The Esopus, full and fast from snow melt and days of rain, falls from the Spillway, makes a left at Brown’s Pond and speeds to the swimming hole, passing bare sycamores with their feet underwater. Early again this year, the false … Continue reading

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2017

Two weeks ago we went to friends’ annual winter solstice party. One of the hosts was wearing a black t-shirt that proclaimed in big white letters: Fuck 2016. Exactly. And as I’ve written in more than one recent email, although I know that … Continue reading

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The Birds and The Beavers (Stillwater Diary)

Beavers are horrifically efficient.  They start gnawing at a the base of a tree, 20, 30, 40 feet high, soon felling it for the prize they’re after, tender shoots near the top, food for their young.  Other bits build the lodge. … Continue reading

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2014

Happy, healthy new year.

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