Tuesday, February 04, 2014


On Saturday we spent about four hours working at the marina, most of which was spent cleaning the kitchen. Many more hours will be required before we reopen in the spring. Shortly after we arrived the two resident swans made an appearance, so I zipped down to the river with my cell phone to snap a few pictures. They are as slow and methodical about walking on the ice as I am. Not that I would ever consider going out onto the ice on the river.

On Sunday we drove south to Ithaca where we enjoyed a hearty lunch of polenta fries, antipasto, and wood-fired pizza before making a stop at Buttermilk Falls. The falls were almost completely frozen over in a gentle cascade of ice. I would've loved to have hiked up the trail along side the falls, but my husband's back was bothering him and a light rain was falling. Perhaps not the best conditions to tackle what was likely a slippery route.

We also dined with friends and family, watched a basketball game, and tuned in to the halftime show during the Superbowl.

Did you do anything fun or photogenic this past weekend?


Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Cool shots!!! I especially like the swans, though they are all fun! We didn;t go anywhere as cool as Buttermilk falls, but we did take pix. What are polenta fries? I like polenta. Are they good?

a/k/a Nadine said...

The polenta was cut in pieces to resemble big french fries, then deep fried and served with roasted red pepper ketchup. Sooooo good. I could really go for some RIGHT NOW.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Yum--sounds FAB!!!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

(but maybe not so healthy??)