As part of the "lazy" August, let's do a picture week. This is where I am right now, and this is what I see as I do my summer reading.

The original part of the camp is nearly 100 years old. It's beaten and battered, but it's home (and now that we have Internet, my summer office):


I am surrounded by a nicely established Eastern hardwood forest:

Eastern hardwood forest

I can take walks along the stream:

Eastern hardwood forest stream

And through the forest:



And share my lunch with a friend.


Elizabeth Baldwin has over 20 years of international wood sourcing experience. Very widely traveled, her résumé's "Special Skills" section includes "the ability to eat anything from raw horse to deep-fried scorpion." She serves as Metropolitan Hardwood Flooring's ( ECO (Environmental Compliance Officer) and deals daily with the "green alphabet soup" of today's industry: FSC, CARB, LEED, and much more. She blogs for Hardwood Floors on all things green (and, as she says, " 'grey' and 'blue' and almost every color except 'black and white.' Nothing in this world is black and white, particularly not 'green issues.'")