The Sun Will Rise: April

The Fog Day

Today was a radical departure from “the fog” at The Pond yesterday… The above was written last evening.  Very challenging days for multiple reasons. Before presenting some of these challenges, let me focus on the three days at The Pond, beginning with Tuesday, the 23: This was the first “Fog Day” of the year at…

1958: Cornell to Boston and a Cold Drizzle

Report from The Pond: A cold drizzle with overcast skies created a chilly feel to the day, which under ordinary circumstance might have brought feelings of a somber silence amidst the frozen  lake with melted snow on the ice covered pone.  However, the morning sunrises during the majority of January’s 21 days have been so…

1950’s: From Westfield to Boston via Cornell

From Westfield, New Jersey, to Maine to Cornell  to Boston:  1952 -1059 Leaving Cornell University and traveling to my new home in Boston had many challenges.  Never thought I would live in a city.  My first college was the University of Maine, a long distance from home n Westfield, New Jersey, a suburban , primarily middle…

Resuming Posts

Hi all, A few changes slowed my progress in posting Olmsted’s musings from his nationwide trip, Passages to Yosemite. In the next few weeks, the remaining posts will make their way up to this site! I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I enjoy editing them- and you know Gerry enjoyed writing them!…

Wupatki National Monument

  The Wupatki National Monument protects 56 square miles of dry, rugged land on the Southern Colorado Plateau. Here, a part of the Puebloan people called Wupatki lived in the midst of this vast dry area, which included trading routes both north and south, east and west. The choice of a place seemed brilliant from my observation,…

Travel Schedule

July 14 Emerald Necklace Conservancy Visitor’s Center: The Fens Boston, Massachusetts July 15 Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site Brookline, Massachusetts July 16 New York State Capital Albany, New York July 17 Niagara Falls State Park Niagara Falls, New York July 18 “The Olmsted Play” Niagara Falls Library July 19 Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Site And…

Passages to Yosemite

Olmsted 2022: A Project for 2015 Travels to Yosemite to present Olmsted Statement on the 150th Anniversary The Yosemite National Park has invited Gerry Wright, co-founder of Olmsted 2022, to read with youth the Olmsted Statement on the preservation of Yosemite as a scenic area to be forever in the trust of the government for…