by Carolyn Marks Blackwood - I live on the edge of a cliff, overlooking the Hudson River. The scene is different every day, every minute. It changes with the weather, light, and seasons. I have a big sky here, which is rare on the East Coast, unless you live on a mountain or near the ocean. How lucky I am to have this 180 degree view, to be facing west with views of the Catskills across the Hudson River. The sun sets in the west. The storms generally come from the west, and I can watch them as they roll over the mountains and cross the river.