Wednesday, September 21, 2011

TREE KNOCKING HURRICANE IRENE

This is my confrere, Fr. Tom Travers next to one of the trees Irene brought down on our road down to the Hudson.

IRENE AND MT. ST. ALPHONSUS'S DOCK

This is how our dock looked the day after Irene passed through.  Many huge trees, and even one large floating dock that had broken loose somewhere on the River came crashing or floating onto our own dock.  We were largely spared the damage and destruction of many people here in Ulster County who lost homes, animals and large pieces of their lawns and riverfronts.

This is a spot out near our old "Pell Silo".  Right behind it, near the "fallen barn" where I often worked as a seminarian is a place where  I have gone to pray, read the Scriptures and meditate.  (This spot is on the southern border of riverfront property owned by the Bruderhof Community who will begin "leasing our 413 acres beginning February, 2012)
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HUDSON RIVER RAINBOW

This was a most beautiful "double rainbow" over the Hudson a week or so ago.

A LAZY BLOGGER HAS BEEN THIS BIRDER

I have not done anything on this since the end of last July. But...in these last few months before I move to our GateHouse and allow the Bruderhof Community to begin their lease on Mount Saint Alphonus,  I'd just like to show you some of my recent shots of "in and around" Esopus and "The Mount" (This is a view from what we once called the "Acre Pond".  It looks southwest towards what is our northern entrance off Highway 9 W).