Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Stairways are always interesting for their strong lines and diagonals.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Snow pile at Gravel Road

It seems strange that there are serious winter storms to the east of us and we are just looking at old snow.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

That's Hatties, on the left

Hatties Restaurant, the unpretentious home of tasty Southern cooking in Saratoga Springs. Try the fried chicken.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Peerless Spring

According to my research (WolframAlpha) there are 84 cities in the US that have "Spring" in their name, but to my knowledge there is no town that celebrates and maintains their natural springs like Saratoga Springs New York. There are over a dozen springs in and around the community and most are operating and under a pavilion of unique design. The Peerless Spring is only one example.

Some of the springs sprout sweet fresh water but most are naturally carbonated and contain various minerals. For hundreds of years the waters have been valued for their medicinal benefits for drinking or bathing. It is fun to taste each spring, many of which can only be tolerated by a small sip.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Lyrical Ballad

Small town, small bookshop... a rare site these days.

Saturday, February 24, 2018


During my morning walks I often see discarded tiny empty liquor bottles tossed to the side of the road. There is a liquor store about a mile down the way so I assume (which is not always a good thing to do) that teenargers buy these things and chug them down for a quick high. Cinnamon flavor is another hint that a young person is involved.

I do kind of like the label design.