Wednesday, November 26, 2008

New Kitty

Meet Lucca, a new face in town.  The Lyons family adopted him last week from the local humane society. He's tiny but can hold his own against the family dog (who tries very hard to be gentle). Lucca is thankful to be with his new family for Thanksgiving, and it appeared that the feeling is mutual.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Scenes from the Artisan Fair

Here are a few scenes from today's Artisan Sale at the Senior Center, featuring quality work by Charlotte artists and crafters.  Above, Sue Smith created soaps for Hannah & Me, a label started by her daughter, Jenny Cole gets colorful in these gorgeous local landscapes (on exhibit all month at the Senior Center) and Jill Kleinman shares a laugh at her pottery display.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


Alas, the lettuce could not hold out in this recent cold snap.  Even here, in the banana belt of New England, winter must come, although it seems a little harsh to be so cold before Thanksgiving - and no warming trend in the forecast.  So we adjust, dig out the long underwear, put on an extra layer and hunker down.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Still growing

Let it be known that Charlotters can have freshly harvested lettuce in mid-November.  It was planted while the weather was still warm - more recent plantings came up about an inch but then had second thoughts about proceeding.  I'm hoping that the larger plants will hang on until Thanksgiving and next year I'll try a larger late-season crop.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Land of Beautiful Sunsets

It's the time of year when the sun sets directly across from  Charlotte, into the Adirondacks.  This happens twice a year, of course; now and in February when the sun is heading back to the south.  (And yes, I know it isn't really the sun moving around.  And it doesn't really set into the Adirondacks.)  Anyway, when the clouds are right there is no place on earth with more beautiful sunsets, like the one pictured here.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Last one out

There was one boat still on its mooring in the north half of McNeil's Cove today.  It's certainly been warm enough for a late-season sail.  Maybe the owner has weekend plans for it - let's all enjoy the unseasonal weather while we can.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Election Day

Long day, late night...and now it's over.  What a great time I had at CCS connecting with so many familiar and new faces of our town's  citizens as they came out to vote. And thank you to all who graciously agreed to fill out our Charlotte News survey; I'll publish the results here once they're all tabulated.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Falling back

Now that we've reset our timing for the colder months of the year, this morning's light was welcome after the dark, windy night.  Thanks to Charlotte News' Linda Williamson, who snapped this photo of the Old Brick Store clock as a timely reminder of time passing.
And speaking of time...ONLY TWO MORE DAYS TO VOTE!  There are important town and state candidates and issues to be decided upon, as well as the presidential election.  Don't let it pass you by.