This is a picture taken last week of my backyard.... a brief moment in early evening after a short cloudburst. I love the way the air here seems to be so 'clean'..... no wonder the Hudson River artists made this area their focus.

So now in the towns of Cairo, Durham, Catskill, Athens.... the fall is coming to an end and we're all tucking ourselves in getting ready for the winter, and by all accounts, we should get plenty of snow. Certainly that's what Windham and Hunter are hoping for. Truth is that low snow may not be great for the skiers but whatever the weather, this area is still unbelievably beautiful.