Thursday, September 27, 2012

NEW! Mary Cleary Run Results

You can find all of the 5K results

(With thanks to Connie Bocko!)
It's Garbage Day, again.
52 degrees at 6:20 a.m.


First Things First:

Jan Kelley


I think that it may have rained a bit during the night.

That was the Gallaghers' cows' forecast!

The WKTV Weather Forecast; "Pleasant weather returns today with sunshine and highs in the low 60s.  A wave of low pressure swings our direction tonight, bringing us clouds and showers after midnight.  Lows near 50. 
Clouds and rain, especially south of the valley, expected on Friday.  Highs in the upper 50s.  Conditions look to improve by Saturday.  Some limited sunshine with highs in the low 60s.
More showers possible Sunday and Monday, before a bonifide warmup arrives for the middle of the week."




(Grumble, grumble!)




At the Library Today:

"Family Movie Night" at 6:00 p.m.



"Friday Flick" at 7:00 p.m.

Rated PG


Friday, Saturday and Sunday

"Wheel Days"

(Click to enlarge.)


Deansboro Congregational United Church of Christ


Yesterday's Pictures

I walked around the Library Garden to see what was going on near the Observatory - yes, it's a sidewalk.

I found more Hops, too!
In addition to the dozen or so vines in the Hop Yard, in front of the Library, Jeff Reynolds has been training this vine to climb the

There are dried Hops in the decorations at the Tanners', on Route 20.


There are pumpkins everywhere!

At the Bogans' on Osborn Avenue  ....

... at Gerda's on Madison Street ......

............ and at the Brouillettes' on Barton Avenue.


There nothing quite as bright as the color of swamp maples near Solsville....

... and next to a little pond beyond Jack Prior's home on Madison Street.

It's also the time to look for Meadow Mushrooms --- the kind that are definitely PINK on the underside. I haven't found any, myself, but a friend who had just gathered a grocery bag full gave me a very generous share.  Thank you, again!

Just another reason to go for a long ride in the country.





Wednesday, September 26, 2012


It's Recyclables day.

56 degrees and dry at 7:00 a.m.

The WKTV Forecast: "Rain showers on Wednesday as a cold front jogs in from the west.  Cooler, drier weather returns for Thursday."



Waterville 1, Hamilton 0
Waterville (3-1-1, 4-1-1): Hannah Gray 1-0 Jessica Scoones 0-1.  Cassie Perrin 6 saves.
Hamilton (1-4, 2-6): Kelby Watkins 8 saves.
Halftime: 1-0.



from this week's edition of

The Waterville Times.

"Close in Canastota" (photos)
"Town Garage Almost Done"
"Broad Street Work Almost Finished"
"Village Thanks Crew For Cruise In Work"
"Sign Up to Vote Nov. 6"
"Electric Co. Meets Oct. 5"
"WTA Raises $350 in Dunk Booth"
"Brookfield Democrats Chosen"

To read more, please click HERE.


"Methodist Churches Welcome New Pastor"
from the Mid-York Weekly.



This Week's Movies

There is NO movie this afternoon

but .......

Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

and on Friday at 7:00

Rated PG

FREE movies! FREE popcorn!

Please come ten minutes early if you want popcorn.




Misc. Pix

On Tower Street.

On Fuess-Cleary Road, the old maple is starting to turn.

Decorations at the Neffs' on Berrill Avenue.

And more color ... on Sanger Hill Road,

... on Tower Street,

and on Madison Street.


Pssstt! It's a secret!

Tomorrow is Jan Kelley's birthday!


More when it happens.
Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

It's 44  degrees and just getting light at 7:00 a.m.

(Daylight Savings doesn't end until November 4!)


The Weather Forecast from WKTV: "A mild day ahead, before our weather begins to turn for tomorrow.  Partly sunny skies today give way to more clouds late with highs in the low 70s.  Cloudy tonight with showers developing late.  Lows in the 50s.
Rain showers on Wednesday as a cold front jogs in from the west.  Cooler, drier weather to wrap up the work week."



"Classes of 1956 and 1957 Hold Reunion."
from the Mid-York Weekly.

The Players of Utica, 
whose performances are both participated in and enjoyed by many from this area, 
"has won four awards from 
the Theater Association of New York State."
 - from WKTV.

"41st Annual Wheel Days"
September 28 - 30.
from WKTV.



Main Street was a much busier place, yesterday, than the day before.

More Fall colors are showing up on porches and doors ...

..... and on maple trees.

At Bailey Lake.


"Buckeyes" are falling.

To cook some of the edible kind - those with peanut butter and chocolate - click HERE.


Enjoy the sunshine!

Monday, September 24, 2012

It's Garbage Day

38 degrees and dark at 5:30

The WKTV Weather Forecast: "A quiet start to the work week with partly sunny skies and temperatures in the low 60s. Temperatures begin to warm back up into the upper 60s to near 70 degrees by Tuesday before another round of rain arrives by Wednesday."







At the Library

Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

Knit 2gether 

Bring in your current project and join us at our knitting group where you can relax, chat and knit with fellow knitters. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome to come. 


How to Knit a Sweater * Tuesdays @ 7pm

Beginning, Tuesday, September 25th  

You must know the basics of knitting to join this class. 
A list of supplies will be handed out before the class begins.


Deansboro Congregational United Church of Christ


Here & There

It was a quiet day on Main Street, yesterday.

Scott Legacy was at work painting what he must now think is the largest house in the village!

Out in the country, huge clouds hung over Hanover, dwarfing the silos at the Eisenhut farm.


The hunt for Hops continues and, thanks to Norm Cowen, who stopped at my house yesterday morning to invite me to see his and Shane's hop vines .........

Not just one vine (or "bine" as they're called in England) ..

.... but several, with some of the largest "cones" I've ever seen, climbing upward and outward following lines that Norm has even strung up to the roof and out to maple trees!
(Thanks, Norm!)


My thanks to Linda Hazelden who tipped me off to a true Sunflower Sight on Norton Avenue northwest of Clinton and just this side of Lairdsville on Route 5.

There are acres and acres and ACRES of sunflowers!  Many have passed their prime, but the fields - there are two -  are still amazing.

 (Click to enlarge.)


Trivia for the Day 

There is even a mathematical model of sunflower floret arrangement.

Illustration of Vogel's model for n=1 ... 500
A model for the pattern of florets in the head of a sunflower was proposed by H. Vogel in 1979.[20] This is expressed in polar coordinates

where θ is the angle, r is the radius or distance from the center, and n is the index number of the floret and c is a constant scaling factor. It is a form of Fermat's spiral. The angle 137.5° is related to the golden ratio (55/144 of a circular angle, where 55 and 144 are Fibonacci numbers) and gives a close packing of florets. This model has been used to produce computer graphics representations of sunflowers.



Have a sunny day, everyone!