Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Thousand Islands, NY

Several years ago a friend told me about a lovely vacation spot in upstate New York along the St. Lawrence River - Thousand Islands.  Last summer we were too late to try to find a rental there but were  within a day trip of it in Fair Haven, NY along Lake Ontario.  We did check it out and were favorably impressed especially of Thousand Island Park, NY on Wellesley Island; accessible by car and with neat architecture.  Once home from vacation I found a rental and booked it for a week in June.  We were there off season or maybe better described as pre-season since there was a lot of preparation going on all over the community.  It was close enough to the start of the season for the library to be open, the kayaks available for rental, and the local ice cream store to be open for business.  We had sun and we had rain but more importantly we had loads of fun.

Here are a few photos.  More available at my photo blog, link on the side bar.

Now owned by the bridge authority.  Left unfinished by the builder when his wife died.

Lots of differing sized boats/ships on the water.

View from the bridge to Wellesley Island and then on to Canada.

Ottawa, Canada is a couple of hours away.

Nearby Wellesley Island State Park provided easy access to nature.

The young ones tried the kayaks.

Rock Island State park accessible by motor boat.

More boat traffic.

Some of the interesting architecture.

Ours was the blue one.

All the islands are owned by someone and usually have a house on them accessible by boat only.

A lovely spot that we plan to return to in summers to come.

Harvest Monday

First tomato, albeit a very small Rutgers.
I also had broccoli and lots of basil this last week.
There are banana and jalapeno peppers that I will harvest once I can use them.
Bush beans should not be too far off. Garlic almost ready to pull to dry.

Other harvests at Daphne's Dandelions.