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Welcome to Lachlan Cranswick's Personal Homepage in Melbourne, Australia

Deep River, Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada and surrounds

Catskill, New York trip, Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area, and return to Canada via Adirondack State Park; Spring scenes around Deep River - 31st April to 2nd May 2004

Lachlan's Homepage is at http://lachlan.bluehaze.com.au/

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Blackhead in the twilight background Blackhead in the twilight background Blackhead in the twilight background Blackhead in the twilight background Sunrise Farms, Catskill
Blackhead in the twilight background Blackhead in the twilight background Blackhead in the twilight background Blackhead in the twilight background Sunrise Farms, Catskill
Sunrise Farms, Catskill Sunrise Farms, Catskill Sunrise Farms, Catskill Dandelions in bloom around Catskill On the roads around Catskill
Sunrise Farms, Catskill Sunrise Farms, Catskill Sunrise Farms, Catskill Dandelions in bloom around Catskill On the roads around Catskill
On the roads around Catskill Houses around Catskill region Houses around Catskill region Houses around Catskill region Houses around Catskill region
On the roads around Catskill Houses around Catskill region Houses around Catskill region Houses around Catskill region Houses around Catskill region
On the roads around Catskill On the roads around Catskill No parking beyond this point - Trailhead to Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Tulip Tulip
On the roads around Catskill On the roads around Catskill No parking beyond this point - Trailhead to Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Tulip Tulip
Violet Signs for Bogart Road and Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Bluets (Houstonia caerulea) Bluets (Houstonia caerulea)
Violet Signs for Bogart Road and Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Bluets (Houstonia caerulea) Bluets (Houstonia caerulea)
Rip Van Winkle Hollow Rip Van Winkle Hollow Beachwood Tree Beachwood Tree Striped Maple/Moose Maple
Rip Van Winkle Hollow Rip Van Winkle Hollow Beachwood Tree Beachwood Tree Striped Maple/Moose Maple
Sugar Maple Sugar Maple Ironwood Tree Striped Maple/Moose Maple Striped Maple/Moose Maple
Sugar Maple Sugar Maple Ironwood Tree Striped Maple/Moose Maple Striped Maple/Moose Maple
Stony Brook going down Rip Van Winkle Hollow Sign for NYS Environmental Conservation Horse Trail Stony Brook going down Rip Van Winkle Hollow Water for horses Most likely Fur tree due to white on back on needles, or maybe a hemlock
Stony Brook going down Rip Van Winkle Hollow Sign for NYS Environmental Conservation Horse Trail Stony Brook going down Rip Van Winkle Hollow Water for horses Most likely Fur tree due to white on back on needles, or maybe a hemlock
Most likely Fur tree due to white on back on needles, or maybe a hemlock Most likely Fur tree due to white on back on needles, or maybe a hemlock Point bar deposite in channel sand Point bar deposit in channel sand Point bar deposit in channel sand
Most likely Fur tree due to white on back on needles, or maybe a hemlock Most likely Fur tree due to white on back on needles, or maybe a hemlock Point bar deposit in channel sand Point bar deposit in channel sand Point bar deposit in channel sand
Point bar deposit in channel sand View of Sunrise Farms from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Friar Tuck resort hotel from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area
Point bar deposit in channel sand View of Sunrise Farms from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Friar Tuck resort hotel from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area
View of Sunrise Farms from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area
View of Sunrise Farms from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area
View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area
View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area View from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area
Trail from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Bluets (Houstonia caerulea) Trail down from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Point bar deposit in channel sand
Trail from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Bluets (Houstonia caerulea) Trail down from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Point bar deposit in channel sand
Wildflowers Trail down from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Red Trillium Red Trillium
Wildflowers Trail down from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Red Trillium Red Trillium
Red Trillium Trail down from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Posted - Private Property Sign Canada violet (Viola canadensis)
Red Trillium Trail down from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Posted - Private Property Sign Canada violet (Viola canadensis)
Canada violet (Viola canadensis) Canada violet (Viola canadensis) A series of truncations - Point bar deposit in channel sand A series of truncations - Point bar deposit in channel sand
Canada violet (Viola canadensis) Canada violet (Viola canadensis) A series of truncations - Point bar deposit in channel sand A series of truncations - Point bar deposit in channel sand
A series of truncations - Point bar deposit in channel sand A series of truncations - Point bar deposit in channel sand A series of truncations - Point bar deposit in channel sand A series of truncations - Point bar deposit in channel sand A series of truncations - Point bar deposit in channel sand
A series of truncations - Point bar deposit in channel sand A series of truncations - Point bar deposit in channel sand A series of truncations - Point bar deposit in channel sand A series of truncations - Point bar deposit in channel sand A series of truncations - Point bar deposit in channel sand
A series of truncations - Point bar deposit in channel sand A series of truncations - Point bar deposit in channel sand A Cinquefoil Plaintainleaf Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia)
A series of truncations - Point bar deposit in channel sand A series of truncations - Point bar deposit in channel sand A Cinquefoil Plaintainleaf Pussytoes (Antennaria plantaginifolia)
Old Mountain House Road Old Mountain House Road Sign for NYS Conservation Dept Horse Trail Evidence of Wood peckers Eastern White pine with Five needles
Old Mountain House Road Old Mountain House Road Sign for NYS Conservation Dept Horse Trail Evidence of Wood peckers Eastern White pine with Five needles
Eastern White pine with Five needles Eastern White pine with Five needles Eastern White pine with Five needles Ironbark Ironbark
Eastern White pine with Five needles Eastern White pine with Five needles Eastern White pine with Five needles Ironbark Ironbark
Trail down from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Trail sign Trail down from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Tulips Trail down from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area
Trail down from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Trail sign Trail down from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Tulips Trail down from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area
Trail down from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Sunrise farms Sunrise farms Sunrise farms Sunrise farms
Trail down from Little Pine Orchard Picnic Area Sunrise farms Sunrise farms Sunrise farms Sunrise farms
Sunrise farms Road to town of Catskill Road to town of Catskill Stripmall area in town of Catskill Stripmall area in town of Catskill
Sunrise farms Road to town of Catskill Road to town of Catskill Stripmall area in town of Catskill Stripmall area in town of Catskill
Stripmall area in town of Catskill To the old town area of Catskill Old town area of Catskill Martin van Buren was married in this house in 1807 Uncle Sam (Samuel Wilson) lived here 1817 to 1823
Stripmall area in town of Catskill To the old town area of Catskill Old town area of Catskill Martin van Buren was married in this house in 1807 Uncle Sam (Samuel Wilson) lived here 1817 to 1823
Uncle Sam (Samuel Wilson) lived here 1817 to 1823 and Martin van Buren was married in this house in 1807 On the streets of Catskill On the streets of Catskill On the streets of Catskill
Uncle Sam (Samuel Wilson) lived here 1817 to 1823 and Martin van Buren was married in this house in 1807 On the streets of Catskill On the streets of Catskill On the streets of Catskill
On the streets of Catskill On the streets of Catskill Olana on the other side of the Hudsen River from Catskill Olana on the other side of the Hudsen River from Catskill Olana on the other side of the Hudsen River from Catskill
On the streets of Catskill On the streets of Catskill Olana on the other side of the Hudsen River from Catskill Olana on the other side of the Hudsen River from Catskill Olana on the other side of the Hudsen River from Catskill
Freighter on the Hudson River at Catskill Freighter on the Hudson River at Catskill Freighter on the Hudson River at Catskill Sign for Historic Catskill Point Olana on the other side of the Hudsen River from Catskill
Freighter on the Hudson River at Catskill Freighter on the Hudson River at Catskill Freighter on the Hudson River at Catskill Sign for Historic Catskill Point Olana on the other side of the Hudsen River from Catskill
On the streets of Catskill House of Catskill Catskill Postoffice Green County Court House in Catskill Green County Court House in Catskill
On the streets of Catskill House of Catskill Catskill Postoffice Green County Court House in Catskill Green County Court House in Catskill
A statue of Rip Van Winkle in Catskill House of Catskill House of Catskill House of Catskill House of Catskill
A statue of Rip Van Winkle in Catskill House of Catskill House of Catskill House of Catskill House of Catskill
The roads around Catskill Leeds, New York Leeds, New York Leeds, New York
The roads around Catskill Leeds, New York Leeds, New York Leeds, New York
Leeds, New York Roads around Catskill Roads around Catskill Roads around Catskill
Leeds, New York Roads around Catskill Roads around Catskill Roads around Catskill
Roads around Catskill Roads around Catskill Roads around Catskill Greater Celandine; Wartweed (Chelidonium majus) Ground Ivy; Gill-over-the-ground;  Creeping Charlie (Glechoma  hederacea)
Roads around Catskill Roads around Catskill Roads around Catskill Greater Celandine; Wartweed (Chelidonium majus) Ground Ivy; Gill-over-the-ground; Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea)
A view of the Adirondack Mountains A view of the Adirondack Mountains A view of the Adirondack Mountains A house in the Adirondacks Adirondack one stop petrol station / gas station
A view of the Adirondack Mountains A view of the Adirondack Mountains A view of the Adirondack Mountains A house in the Adirondacks Adirondack one stop petrol station / gas station
Intersection of highways 30 and 28 at Indian Lake Intersection of highways 30 and 28 at Indian Lake Intersection of highways 30, 28N and 28 at Blue Mountain Lake Intersection of highways 30, 28N and 28 at Blue Mountain Lake Intersection of highways 30, 28N and 28 at Blue Mountain Lake
Intersection of highways 30 and 28 at Indian Lake Intersection of highways 30 and 28 at Indian Lake Intersection of highways 30, 28N and 28 at Blue Mountain Lake Intersection of highways 30, 28N and 28 at Blue Mountain Lake Intersection of highways 30, 28N and 28 at Blue Mountain Lake
Intersection of highways 30 and 28N at Long Lake Intersection of highways 30 and 28N at Long Lake
Intersection of highways 30 and 28N at Long Lake Intersection of highways 30 and 28N at Long Lake


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Poetry Links and stuff

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
(Robert Frost 1874-1963)

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.


The Road Less Travelled
(Robert Frost 1874-1963)

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth.

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
For it was grassy, and wanted wear
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

Both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day;
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the road less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


"September 1, 1939"
(WH Auden)

I sit in one of the dives
On Fifty-second Street
Uncertain and afraid
As the clever hopes expire
Of a low dishonest decade:
Waves of anger and fear
Circulate over the bright
And darkened lands of the earth,
Obsessing our private lives;
The unmentionable odour of death
Offends the September night.

Accurate scholarship can
Unearth the whole offence
From Luther until now
That has driven a culture mad,
Find what occurred at Linz,
What huge imago made
A psychopathic god:
I and the public know
What all schoolchildren learn,
Those to whom evil is done
Do evil in return.

Exiled Thucydides knew
All that a speech can say
About Democracy,
And what dictators do,
The elderly rubbish they talk
To an apathetic grave;
Analysed all in his book,
The enlightenment driven away,
The habit-forming pain,
Mismanagement and grief:
We must suffer them all again.

Into this neutral air
Where blind skyscrapers use
Their full height to proclaim
The strength of Collective Man,
Each language pours its vain
Competitive excuse:
But who can live for long
In an euphoric dream;
Out of the mirror they stare,
Imperialism's face
And the international wrong.

Faces along the bar
Cling to their average day:
The lights must never go out,
The music must always play,
All the conventions conspire
To make this fort assume
The furniture of home;
Lest we should see where we are,
Lost in a haunted wood,
Children afraid of the night
Who have never been happy or good.

The windiest militant trash
Important Persons shout
Is not so crude as our wish:
What mad Nijinsky wrote
About Diaghilev
Is true of the normal heart;
For the error bred in the bone
Of each woman and each man
Craves what it cannot have,
Not universal love
But to be loved alone.

From the conservative dark
Into the ethical life
The dense commuters come,
Repeating their morning vow;
"I will be true to the wife,
I'll concentrate more on my work,"
And helpless governors wake
To resume their compulsory game:
Who can release them now,
Who can reach the deaf,
Who can speak for the dumb?

All I have is a voice
To undo the folded lie,
The romantic lie in the brain
Of the sensual man-in-the-street
And the lie of Authority
Whose buildings grope the sky:
There is no such thing as the State
And no one exists alone;
Hunger allows no choice
To the citizen or the police;
We must love one another or die.

Defenceless under the night
Our world in stupor lies;
Yet, dotted everywhere,
Ironic points of light
Flash out wherever the Just
Exchange their messages:
May I, composed like them
Of Eros and of dust,
Beleaguered by the same
Negation and despair,
Show an affirming flame.


"It's no use raising a shout."
(WH Auden)

It's no use raising a shout.
No, Honey, you can cut that right out.
I don't want any more hugs;
Make me some fresh tea, fetch me some rugs.
Here am I, here are you:
But what does it mean? What are we going to do?

It wasn't always like this?
Perhaps it wasn't, but it is.
Put the car away; when life fails,
What's the good of going to Wales?
Here am I, here are you;
But what does it mean? What are we going to do?

A long time ago I told my mother
I was leaving home to find another:
I never answered her letter
But I never found a better.
Here am I, here are you:
But what does it mean? What are we going to do?

In my spine there was a base;
And I knew the general's face:
But they've severed all the wires,
And I can't tell what the general desires.
Here am I, here are you:
But what does it mean? What are we going to do?

In my veins there is a wish,
And a memory of fish:
When I lie crying on the floor,
It says, "You've often done this before."
Here am I, here are you:
But what does it mean? What are we going to do?

A bird used to visit this shore:
It isn't going to come any more.
I've come a very long way to prove
No land, no water, and no love.
Here am I, here are you:
But what does it mean? What are we going to do?


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