Monday, July 07, 2008

At the Lake House...


Laurence, a friend and collector of my artwork, invited a friend and I to go up to his log cabin on a lake to celebrate the Fourth of July.  It is located just outside of Port Jervis in the Catskill mountains.  For various holiday weekends throughout the summer, Laurence invites all sorts of artists, writers, and non-profit-do-gooders to meet and mingle.  It is definitely a good time.  I had so much fun and spent a lot of time resting and relaxing, making new friends and catching up with old ones, and participating in all kinds of activities like canoeing, throwing horseshoes, bowling, playing badminton and board games, swimming, and hiking.  CLICK HERE to go to my Flickr account and see more pictures.

I got back from the Lake House last night.  I would have posted then, but I was just so tired and had much work to catch up on after having been away for a few days.

 

While we were there, we discovered a strange jelly sac in the shallows of the water.  Left:  A picture of the unidentifiable object in the water.  Alas, we could not identify what exactly it was.  However, we started to create all manner of stories about how the egg sacs were actually made and what they contained.  We started off thinking that it might be fish or frog mass of eggs, but couldn't find anything to back that claim up.  So, instead, we invented further stories about Water Babies.  Right:  Cover of an edition of The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley.

5 comments:

Christina said...

Sounds like a wonderful time!

Andrew Thornton said...

It was GREAT! But I wonder what those egg sacs contain.

Jean said...

we had that book. love my childhood because we had all those books! loved eggs sacs too! why not--I lived near the ocean!

Autumn said...

I only found your blog because I found these sacs also and am trying to figure out what they are!!! Did you ever discover an answer?

Autumn said...

Got it... They are not eggs at all. Check this out. http://www.fishpondinfo.com/micro.htm#moss