A typical stretching exercise in my house is “Straddling the Budgie.” Regardless of one’s interest in exercise or not, one often finds that he or she is performing “Straddling the Budgie” on multiple occasions during a day. The major culprit for this exercise is our sixteen-year-old Siamese-mix cat, Budget. He was no doubt the runt of the litter. He is relatively small for a cat, with a single dark brown brow with a white face and tan flanks with white paws. His markings are so attractive and unusual that they serve only to make that other famous uni-brow cat jealous (maybe that’s why that other cat never looks happy).
More flowers are in bloom along the Erie Canalway bike trail in and around Fultonville, NY, though there are some challenges.
In addition to the flowers pictured here, the orange day-lilies, called “Tiger Lilies” by many, have begun to bloom. They will probably be blooming (one bud a day) for the next week or two. Also blooming are the pretty and weedy yellow flower pictured below, as well as another pretty and weedy plant, known as the creeping bellflower. The pink clematis that I mentioned in my last trail post is also still blooming, but I have a picture this time. All of these are visible within two miles of Fultonville.
Fonda and Fultonville, NY are two very small villages along the New York State Barge Canal (formerly the Erie Canal) in Montgomery County in East Central New York. Recently, the neighboring county to the north, Fulton County, had a study prepared that attempted to identify alternate routes that could carry tractor trailers from Thruway Exit 28 in Fultonville to its 200-acre Johnstown Industrial Park five miles away and alleviate traffic and infrastructure challenges in the two villages. Continue reading “Fulton and Montgomery Counties, NY: Does a bypass to the Johnstown Industrial Park already exist? Only a regional approach can answer this question.”