By Lissa Harris on Monday, Oct. 24, 2011 - 9:10 am
Photo taken October 15, 2011 by Flickr user scottnj. Published under Creative Commons license. The fall foliage may be on its way out, but there's vivid color in the Catskills landscape if you know where to look for it. For instance: This proud, Pepto-... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2011 - 5:04 pm
Above: Flickr photos taken around the Catskills, in the days after Irene flooding hit the region, by contributors fixbuffalo, Jay Harsevoort, and CMMooney. Most of the photos here are from Shandaken, Margaretville, Middleburgh and Schoharie, and were... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011 - 9:16 am
No, that's not a miniature town in a train set. It's Delhi, seen through the lens of local photographer Vala Kjarval, who took this photo a few days ago. Kjarval has an eye for finding a startling perspective on familiar objects and landscapes. You can... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011 - 11:55 am
Last Saturday, the little Delaware County town of Andes came alive with the rat-a-tat of marching drums and the plunk of banjo strings, as the annual Community Day parade wended its way down Route 28. And then the festivities really got underway. (It's... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2011 - 10:42 pm
Harpo, a White Crested Polish chicken, is just two weeks old, but already practicing the patented Inscrutable Chicken Face. Thanks to Bovina resident Lynne Resch (also the proprietor of Two Stones Realty) for the photo.
By Lissa Harris on Friday, May. 20, 2011 - 11:36 am
Who needs May flowers? The glories of mid-spring in the Catskills: Technicolor-green grass, mud, and piglets. Ulla Kjarval snapped this recent photo on her father's farm, Spring Lake Farm, just outside of Delhi. She tells us the mother is a large black... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Saturday, May. 7, 2011 - 12:36 pm
Photo from the family collection of Doc Searls, of his aunt Ethel Searls in the shadow of the Tremper Mountain Fire Tower. Reproduced by permission. While poking around on Flickr, we recently discovered a wonderful little cache of photos from a bygone era... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010 - 9:59 am
In the upper elevations of the Catskills, the leaves are mostly fallen now. Dennis Schvejda got this shot of the Pepacton Reservoir a couple of weeks ago, with shreds of autumnal glory still clinging to its banks. Despite the 10/1 floods, the water was... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 - 3:01 pm
Though the clouds are rolling in now, we've had some gloriously clear skies over the Catskills lately. Thanks to low light pollution, we're lucky to have some of the best stargazing in the world around here. Flickr user Atomox got this long-exposure shot... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Friday, Sep. 24, 2010 - 10:25 pm
Elvis feels the burn at Warrior Dash, a race that travels all over the country combining the raw athleticism of the triathlon, the geeky anarchy of Comic Con, and the muddy fervor of that bigass battle in Braveheart. Missed the race at Windham last... Read more


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