Overcast with an enigmatic sky and a high of 54F. Late afternoon rain.
Monthly Archives: October 2021
Daily Catskills: 10/30/21
Gloomy and overcast with rain for most of the day. A high of 59F. Only remnants of copper and gold – and some pink – remain in the brush.
Daily Catskills: 10/29/21
A mix of sun and clouds with a high of 53F and a chilly breeze. Sage is the last herb standing.
Daily Catskills: 10/28/21
An overnight frost receding into the shadows and steaming out of the valleys. Chilly with clear skies for most of the day, but humid with a high of 61F.
Daily Catskills: 10/27/21
A chilly high of 57F, but bright and sunny with a cool breeze and hazy cloud.
Daily Catskills: 10/26/21
An unexpected 5 or 6 inches of rain filling creeks and rivers to full capacity. Springs runs are inundated. Route 28 in Arkville flooded and a State of Emergency in the Town of Hardenburgh. A high of 57F.
Daily Catskills: 10/25/21
A mix of sun and dappled clouds. Humid with a high of 64F.
Daily Catskills: 10/24/21
Sunny despite some cloud cover and humid. Late evening rain and a high of 55F. Garlic going in, finally, even though we’re nowhere near a frost. Herbs coming out.
Daily Catskills: 10/23/21
A dip into low temperatures, cloudy with some sun and a high of 55F. Evenings are getting chillier.
Daily Catskills: 10/22/21
Cloudy and humid with a high of 60F. Fall coming to a close.
Daily Catskills: 10/21/21
Clear morning skies forming a thin, woolly blanket of cloud by noon. Warm with a high of 66F.
Daily Catskills: 10/20/21
Sunny, warm with a gentle breeze, clear skies for most of the day and a high of 69F.
Daily Catskills: 10/19/21
Shimmering morning cloud gives way to a sunny day with clear skies, sturdy breeze and a high of 62F. Clear sunset and bright, full moon. Stubborn pockets of oak trees remain green until the first frost of fall.
Daily Catskills: 10/18/21
Dull and overcast until mid-afternoon when the sun manages to burn through cloud like thick smoke. Chilly with a high of 48F and intermittent, drizzling rain for the best part of the day.
Daily Catskills: 10/17/21
Chilly with a high of 57F. Mostly overcast with some sun and rain showers.
Daily Catskills: 10/16/21
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.
Daily Catskills: 10/15/21
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.
Daily Catskills: 10/14/21
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.
Catskills Conversations: Christine Panas of The Village East Cafe, Fleischmanns
“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
Daily Catskills: 10/13/21
Cool yet humid and foggy. A high of 70F for the day. Fall colors smothered by morning mist.
Daily Catskills: 10/12/21
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.
Daily Catskills: 10/11/21
Mostly sunny with wispy clouds and a high of 72F. Hot in the sun, but cool in the shade with a gentle breeze.
Daily Catskills: 10/10/21
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.
Daily Catskills: 10/09/21
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.
Daily Catskills: 10/08/21
Mostly sunny with some cloud and warm with a high of 73F. The oak trees still have yet to succumb to fall.
Daily Catskills: 10/07/21
Misty morning drying up in the afternoon sun. A high of 70F and mostly sunny.
Daily Catskills: 10/06/21
Another enigmatic day: misty rain and foggy peaks. Fall colors muted in the dull light. A high of 70F. Sun emerging late afternoon.
Daily Catskills: 10/05/21
Cloud cover dulling the vivid tones of fall. A high of 68F, humid with rain showers and all-day fog.
Daily Catskills: 10/04/21
A dim and sombre Monday. Overcast, chilly with a high of 63F. Steady rain throughout the day with rolling fog.
Daily Catskills: 10/03/21
Dull, chilly and overcast. Some lunchtime sun, but rain descending mid-afternoon. A high of 67F and a dense foggy sunset.
Daily Catskills: 10/02/21
Cirrus clouds like strips of wedding veil, hot and sunny with a light breeze and a high of 70F.
Daily Catskills: 10/01/21
Sunny despite wide, shallow and low clouds. A chilly breeze and a high of 61F.
Daily Catskills: 09/30/21
Overcast and chilly with a high of 55F. Fall is in the air but the greens are still hanging on.