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.
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.
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.
And then the whining begins "it's not a real tree if it's outdoors."
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
April offers us poetry month and the first flower flash mob
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
"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