January 2020 - A New Year

Amazing water level photographs, Dan Tack tribute and beautiful winter photographs!, Yes, Volume 15 - means 15 years of TI Life....

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Susan W. Smith

Island Terrarium

It was always my dream to take a piece of the river home with me in the fall to help me savor my island world until I could return in the spring. Last fall, I did just that.

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Lynn E. McElfresh

Winter Swings

Sometimes it feels as though Old Man Winter has a temperature-oscillation App which he turns on before disappearing for a week or two..

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Paul Hetzler

The Thousand Acre Challenge

TIWLT has done a lot for this area, and is about to do more with the launch of their latest initiative: The Thousand Acre Challenge.

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Calder Schweitzer

Sea Smoke Rising, A River Odyssey

It was at the intermission, when I went out on the Playhouse deck, that I discovered considerable fog on the River. I could not see our lighthouse...

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Raymond S. Pfeiffer

That Beautiful Sound

Transport yourself to the serenity of the River. Close your eyes. What do you hear? An eerie but beautiful sound. A Common Loon. Each year dozens of volunteers take part in the Annual Loon Count on the St. Lawrence River.

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Alaina Young

TI Life Small World Department - 1962

What follows is a small world experience. The story spans generations, several of the Thousand Islands, a continent, and coincidences that defy the odds...

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Tom Robbins, Don Ross, & Callie Woodman Quarrier

Shortest Day of the Year

It has finally arrived…..the shortest day of the year, the first day of winter. “There are two seasons, boating season and waiting for boating season”.

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Arthur Bronstein

Depth of Field: The Story Behind the Image “Winter Solitude”

I am drawn to simplicity in a photograph, and the use of negative space is a great way to accomplish that.

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Chris Murray

Nashville Airport's Look at Two $$$ Boats and Remembering Powers’ Guide Boat from Round Island!

It was the magazine’s “Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Special” issue with pricey advertisements and stories about multi-multi-multimillion-dollar yachts...

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Cary R. Brick

The Thousand Islands... Not a Bad Place to Spend the Summer, by Patrick Metcalf

I wrote this poem for my son Lee, who is now 8. He loves the River! It's simple, but I think anyone who loves the Thousand Islands readily identifies with it....

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Patrick Metcalf

Sudoku Puzzle #62

Dan LeKander's Puzzle # 62...Please Note, Dan would like gifting books in bulk to teachers to use in their classrooms. Additionally, to senior centers and assisted living homes.

Volume 15, Issue 1, January 2020
Dan LeKander