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Powered by Sun and Beauty in Haverhill MA

The vast beauty of my city (Haverhill, MA) presented itself like a gift and I experienced a near perfect winter day. It would have been perfect if not for that hopping robin.

Animals, Birders, birds, brain4rent, Bunnies, cold weather, humor, Nature, New England, photography, Winter

Turkey Tales – Stalkers and Plunderers

I'm not quite sure if this is an actual courtship ritual or just an early middle school dance for fowl who flirt at flirting but still find the opposite sex kind of icky.

burning calories in cold weather, weight loss, Winter, winter activities, Winter sports

The Cold Weather Burn – Calories and Winter Activities

  The Cold Weather Burn - Calories and Winter Activities.

Adventure, brain4rent, calories burned, cold weather, Family, Humor, New England, resolutions 2014, Seasons, weight loss, Winter, Winter sports

The Cold Weather Burn – Calories and Winter Activities

You can shed some serious LBs in the cold that may make heading outdoors worth the effort.

brain4rent, Christmas, Christmas lights, Christmas tree dangers, end of Christmas, Family, Family memories, humor, Uncategorized

Christmas Tree Rant 2013

And then the whining begins "it's not a real tree if it's outdoors."

Christmas, Christmas tree dangers, Family, Family memories, humor, Uncategorized

No Christmas Tree, No Christmas Trees

Any strip mall parking lot offers trees for sale now, but as a kid, Christmas tradition included packing the car with 4 kids and dog to build memories at the tree farm. Out in nature, family together, frosty air – a carol in the making except that through some sort of physics and perspective anomaly,… Continue reading No Christmas Tree, No Christmas Trees

Flowers, Nature, New England, photography, Uncategorized

Blooming New England – Spring Flowers 2013

April offers us poetry month and the first flower flash mob

Family, Nature, New Hampshire, photography, Uncategorized, Winter

8 Things Learned About Ice Fishing in 15 Minutes Atop a Lake in NH

Ice fishing is something you hear a lot about if you live in northern New England, but it isn't necessarily something everyone experiences first-hand. So on the way back from the best pumpkin pancakes ever, (Parker's Maple Barn, Mason, NH) when we passed an easily accessible lake with several huts and a few visible residents, I grabbed… Continue reading 8 Things Learned About Ice Fishing in 15 Minutes Atop a Lake in NH

Farm Stands, Flowers, Food, gardening, ideas, Nature, photography, Seasons, Spring, Summer, Uncategorized

OVERGROWN – Chronicle of a Reluctant Gardener

"Many things grow in the garden that were never sown there." ~  Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732   “I don’t want a garden, that’s a deal breaker, too much work, too little time”.  He agreed.  We bought a townhouse, we got married.  My husband, envious of my sister’s wonderful tomatoes, faltered first.  We were allowed 3 feet… Continue reading OVERGROWN – Chronicle of a Reluctant Gardener