200 year-old house on 25 rocky acres in high country upstate NY and SO many highbush blueberries!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
One day away from the winter solstice, the sun sets as far south as it will set. In a day it will start moving northward again and days get longer. The temperature will take a month to change direction. It is still getting colder.
Those bumps are part of a small mountain range, the Helderbergs, south of Albany. The highest peak is about 1000 feet, 800 feet shorter than me (boy, I'm tall!) and about 30 miles away. Twenty years ago this view west from the house was clear of trees, and hopefully a year from now it will be mostly clear again.
I took the car out for some exercise and drove to a yarn store in Altamont, just past these peaks. I'm working my way up to an analysis of prices and costs for fiber-y things. Amazing how much knitters pay for yarn.