Chilly with a high of 57F. Mostly overcast with some sun and rain showers.
Mostly cloudy with some sun. A little chill in the air and then a huge misty cloud brings torrential rain mid-afternoon. A high of 72F.
Dull and overcast with the cloud cover filtering the sun like a lightbox. A mostly clear afternoon with a mix of sun and cloud. A high of 70F.
Another beautiful dewy, foggy, warm morning – 58F at 7am – that doesn’t clear until afternoon. Humid with a high of 72F. We’re having a balmy autumn.
“In New York City, when I decided to abandon my PHd and my years of academic training, I had to rethink: what am I going to do? I’ve spent all these years studying to be a professor, but it just wasn’t for me”. Christine Panas, co-owner of the recently-opened Village East Café in Fleischmanns has always loved food. “My thesis was on the Romanization of Southern Spain in the pre-imperial period. Very esoteric – but my thesis still included food. When I was working abroad as an archeologist in places like Turkey, I was only ever thinking about food. I was more interested in the local food and the local people”.
And Panas certainly digs in to her responsibility to the grateful people of Fleischmanns who have longed for a year-round café like this for years. “I’ve done a lot of openings in the restaurant business in New York and other parts of the country and I never felt that kind of love where people came in and hugged me. Usually the feedback is about the mistakes that you’ve made”, says Panas. Here, in Fleischmanns, residents appreciate the fact that she cares enough to have set up shop here where during the week, off-season especially, life was excruciatingly quiet for many years.Continue reading
Cool yet humid and foggy. A high of 70F for the day. Fall colors smothered by morning mist.
Another glorious fall day that began with a dewy morning: thick fog rolling over mountains and into valleys. By the afternoon: sunny with ribbons of gauzy cloud but cool in the shade. A high of 75F.
Mostly sunny with wispy clouds and a high of 72F. Hot in the sun, but cool in the shade with a gentle breeze.
Rain and heavy fog swirling over the mountains and in valleys for most of the day. A high of 63F. Cloud cover mutes the fall colors that are at their glorious near-peak.
A gorgeous fall day: sunny with a crisp chill the air and a shroud of cloud. Yellow leaves flutter in the breeze. A high of 60F.
Mostly sunny with some cloud and warm with a high of 73F. The oak trees still have yet to succumb to fall.
Misty morning drying up in the afternoon sun. A high of 70F and mostly sunny.
Another enigmatic day: misty rain and foggy peaks. Fall colors muted in the dull light. A high of 70F. Sun emerging late afternoon.
Cloud cover dulling the vivid tones of fall. A high of 68F, humid with rain showers and all-day fog.
A dim and sombre Monday. Overcast, chilly with a high of 63F. Steady rain throughout the day with rolling fog.
Dull, chilly and overcast. Some lunchtime sun, but rain descending mid-afternoon. A high of 67F and a dense foggy sunset.
Cirrus clouds like strips of wedding veil, hot and sunny with a light breeze and a high of 70F.
Sunny despite wide, shallow and low clouds. A chilly breeze and a high of 61F.
Overcast and chilly with a high of 55F. Fall is in the air but the greens are still hanging on.
Humid, and warm in the sun but much cooler in the shade. A high of 64F.
Overcast with swirling, misty cloud. Humid with midday rain showers. A high of 64F.
Humid and sunny despite dappled cloud cover. A high of 73F.
Sunny with a cool breeze and neat flotillas of long cloud. A high of 64F and a new chill in the air when the sun sets.
Hot and sunny with mixed clouds and a high of 70F. Dramatic cobweb clouds at sunset.
Cooler but sunny, cloudless skies and a high of 66F. Post-rain waters running high.
Torrential rain, dark and gloomy, muggy with a high of 72F, making for a steamy evening. A good day for seed saving.
An enigmatic equinox: overcast with rolling, smoky cloud and rain beginning mid-morning. A high of 73F. The first day of fall.
The foliage is just starting to turn in this part of the Catskills: Dry Brook Valley. We have splotches of red, a dash of yellow, and the green is beginning to fade. Go to our Instagram page to watch the fall colors.
The I Love NY fall foliage map that details fall’s progress in New York State gets updated every Wednesday.
The Farmers Almanac explains autumn, the equinox, the foliage and more in this Fall article.
Fall activities at Belleare Mountain. Ride the scenic gondola until October 11th, 2021 or go hiking on one of the many trails over the mountain. Plus get your lift tickets and equipment in advance of 2021. 2021-22 winter season ski pass holders can ride the gondola for free anytime during normal operating hours, excluding special events.
Saturday 25th, September in Halcottsville, The Catskill Forest Association is hosting a Cider Making Demonstration.
Saturday 25th September: the Delhi Harvest Festival in Court Square in Delhi.
For art lovers, The Thomas Cole National Historic site is hosting “Art in the Garden” on October 2nd.
The last day of summer: a gorgeous morning, cloudless except for the odd wisp overhead and a swathe of stretched gauze on the horizon. Overcast for a few hours late afternoon, clearing before dusk, with a light breeze and a high of 70F. The last day of haying at Lazy Crazy Acres takes place under the full harvest moon.
Day 3 of the hay window. Hot, sunny, clear skies until thick ribbons of wispy cloud late afternoon, and a high of 75F. Full harvest moon this evening at 7.55pm.
Day 2 of a hay window. Cloudless skies in the morning. A high of 80F. Splotches of red dash the landscape; a slight fading of the green.
A scorcher: a high of 80F with huge clouds. The first day of a three-day hay window.
More of the same as yesterday. Overcast with cloud like thick, swirling gun smoke and a high of 75F.
A gloomy, overcast morning after overnight rain with clouds clearing slightly mid-afternoon to reveal slivers of blue sky. A high of 72F and humid. We’re having a muggy September.
Sunny and humid with cotton candy cloud cover. A high of 76F and torrential rain beginning mid-afternoon and continuing through the night. Fall colors creeping in slowly.
Ground wet with overnight rain. Morning fog clears for a fresh and breezy day, warming up to a high of 77F and humid. Bright and sunny despite thick clouds.
A beautiful day, sunny with faint wisp of cloud and a high of 73F. Last day of haying.
A crisp morning, warming up to a high of 79F. Overcast and humid in the afternoon with glimmering cloud.
A distinct chill in the air, but sunny and warming up to a high of 70F. Warm and breezy with big clouds.
A morning of thick clouds that disperse into big, woolly chunks by the afternoon. A mostly sunny afternoon with a strong, cooling breeze. A high of 66F. Second cutting of hay commences.
Torrential overnight rain, a foggy morning, overcast and humid with a high of 70F.
A scorcher despite an array of cloud cover: gauzy clouds that dissolved into cigarette smoke and then thickened and brought torrential rain at dusk. Tiny splashes of red dot the green landscape. A high of 80F, but felt hotter.
Another beautiful day like yesterday: the odd group of fat clouds sailing through, mostly sunny with a high of 72F. Basil thriving in the heat.
Sunny and mostly clear with odd isolated clouds and a high of 72F. A breezeless, baking September day.
Another bleak day like the movie set of a British, 19th century novel adaptation that ends in heartbreak. A morning of rain and an afternoon that’s overcast with layers of weather like someone couldn’t decide what set to use. A high of 66F, humid and highly cinematic.
Enjoy an afternoon of live music at Jim Rauter’s Farm in Halcott Center on September 11th, 2021 from 1pm to 7pm. Suggested donation is $20 per person which will be donated to WIOX Radio in Roxbury, NY. Each band will perform a 45-minute set with a 15-minute break in between. All musicians are donating their time and talent to support WIOX!
“This happens to be the 20th year after 9/11, and we will pay due respect,” writes Jim, “but it is also our 11th year of community radio in the Catskills on WIOX”. The radio station is planning a live broadcast of the event. They are hoping to raise $3,000, and would like to see attendance exceed 150 people.
Bring a chair and pack a picnic. There is plenty of room. The stage will be built off the barn and there will be a lot of parking on the 11-acre hayfield adjoining the barn.The line-up includes the following: Sue’s Garage (classic rock, blues, country); Josh Roy Brown & Friends (country dobro); Adam Ippolito Quartet (used to play with John Lennon, Kool & The Gang); Loren Daniels Trio with our own Andy Cahill; The Unmentionables (original rock from Jersey), and Flannel Jam (90’s covers, also coming up from NJ)”.
Address: Pleasant View Farm, 741 Route 3, Halcott Center, NY. Directions: approximately 4 1/2 miles north of Fleischmanns, take Lake Street off Main Street at Sam’s Country Store in Fleischmanns.
Blazing sunshine and blue skies with a few stray, wispy clouds. A high of 74F.
A thick carpet of oppressive, threatening cloud all day, but somehow the sun got through this occasionally for bursts of hot sunshine. A high of 67F.
Another moody day with Ida retreating. Wet, cloudy and a high of 69F.
Not a good start to September: a few inches of rain from Hurricane Ida, overcast and muggy with a high of 66F. A thirst-quenching day for the farm.
Sunny and hot with a legion of small fluffy clouds. Humid and a high of 72F. An almost cloudless sky at dusk. August goes out in style.
A sunny day despite big clouds. Hot and humid. A high of 81F.
Another opalescent sky: overcast with a high of 79F. Gloomy but hot and humid with a few sprinkles of rain at dusk.
Overcast with opalescent cloud and a cooling breeze. A sunless day with a high of 70F. Dry enough to begin seed saving.
These foggy mountains – and the melons – are now begging for a bit of rain. Steamy and humid with a high of 88F. Brushed by the edge of a storm after dark that brings a mild rain shower.