Humid, and warm in the sun but much cooler in the shade. A high of 64F.
Monthly Archives: September 2021
Daily Catskills: 09/28/21
Overcast with swirling, misty cloud. Humid with midday rain showers. A high of 64F.
Daily Catskills: 09/27/21
Humid and sunny despite dappled cloud cover. A high of 73F.
Daily Catskills: 09/26/21
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.
Daily Catskills: 09/25/21
Hot and sunny with mixed clouds and a high of 70F. Dramatic cobweb clouds at sunset.
Daily Catskills: 09/24/21
Cooler but sunny, cloudless skies and a high of 66F. Post-rain waters running high.
Daily Catskills: 09/23/21
Torrential rain, dark and gloomy, muggy with a high of 72F, making for a steamy evening. A good day for seed saving.
Daily Catskills: 09/22/21 Autumnal Equinox
An enigmatic equinox: overcast with rolling, smoky cloud and rain beginning mid-morning. A high of 73F. The first day of fall.
Catskills Links & Events, Fall 2021: Free Fishing Day, Gondola Rides, a Harvest Festival and more.
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.
Saturday, September 25th is a Free #Fishing Day in New York, so residents and non-residents don’t need a fishing license to go fishing. Plan your fishing excursion here.
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.
Daily Catskills: 09/21/21 The Last Day of Summer Hay
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.
Daily Catskills: 09/20/21 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.
Daily Catskills: 09/19/21
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.
Daily Catskills: 09/18/21
A scorcher: a high of 80F with huge clouds. The first day of a three-day hay window.
Daily Catskills: 09/17/21
More of the same as yesterday. Overcast with cloud like thick, swirling gun smoke and a high of 75F.
Daily Catskills: 09/16/21
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.
Daily Catskills: 09/15/21
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.
Daily Catskills: 09/14/21
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.
Daily Catskills: 09/13/21
A beautiful day, sunny with faint wisp of cloud and a high of 73F. Last day of haying.
Daily Catskills: 09/12/21
A crisp morning, warming up to a high of 79F. Overcast and humid in the afternoon with glimmering cloud.
Daily Catskills: 09/11/21
A distinct chill in the air, but sunny and warming up to a high of 70F. Warm and breezy with big clouds.
Daily Catskills: 09/10/21
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.
Daily Catskills: 09/09/21
Torrential overnight rain, a foggy morning, overcast and humid with a high of 70F.
Daily Catskills: 09/08/21
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.
Daily Catskills: 09/07/21
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.
Daily Catskills: 09/06/21
Sunny and mostly clear with odd isolated clouds and a high of 72F. A breezeless, baking September day.
Daily Catskills: 09/05/21
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.
Live Music Jam in Halcott Center: Saturday September 11th, 2021 1 – 7pm
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.
Daily Catskills: 09/04/21
Blazing sunshine and blue skies with a few stray, wispy clouds. A high of 74F.
Daily Catskills: 09/03/21
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.
Daily Catskills: 09/02/21
Another moody day with Ida retreating. Wet, cloudy and a high of 69F.
Daily Catskills: 09/01/21
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.
Daily Catskills: 08/31/21
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.
Daily Catskills: 08/30/21
A sunny day despite big clouds. Hot and humid. A high of 81F.