Category Archives: Nature

Pond

We left home, hearts heavy with news of the latest tragedy in Nice, and the horrible political skirmish in our own country, and slipped away for a weekend to the Weekapaug Inn in Westerly, Rhode Island. The inn is  located on Quonochontaug Pond, a salt … Continue reading

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Bird Treats

The prediction of a big snow ‘event’ wasn’t a ruse after all! Like a child anticipating Christmas morning, I awoke every hour through the night to peer out the window, hoping to see snowflakes. Finally, early this morning, I was able … Continue reading

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Dahlias Adieu

The frost descended like a cold smothering wind over the weekend, snuffing the life out of the garden. The temperature was on a downhill slide all day, so we rushed to harvest what was left in the vegetable garden, and hauled … Continue reading

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Time to Float

With the completion of a year-long building project, and our first anniversary since simultaneous heart surgery for JJ, and the loss of my dear Mom, we luxuriated for a couple days in Salisbury, Connecticut at the White Hart Inn. The Inn, established in … Continue reading

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Walking On the Wild Side

Every morning at dawn there is a concert outside our house… a raucous trilling and tweeting that wakes us as the day has barely dawned. While I’m always impressed with their enthusiasm, it’s hard for me to get nearly that excited … Continue reading

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The Getty Garden

The Getty Center is built like a modern day fortress in the Brentwood hills overlooking Los Angeles. It promises a day of adventure, far from the bumper to bumper city streets and highways that are LA.  Its imaginative and vast … Continue reading

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Seed Starting Extravaganza

Oh, when the sun shines and the temperature is just warm enough for a tee shirt, and Jim and I are free to putter around our little fiefdom, I think I have found a little bit of heaven on Greenbriar … Continue reading

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Blue and White

……and then the storm passed and the skies became so blue The church was caressed in a halo of blue this morning… Blue was everywhere… The snow in the shadows? Blue. A blue flower held its head up through the … Continue reading

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Birds in the Storm

We are at the very beginning of a snow storm that prognosticators have been analyzing for days. For all the systems, satelites and weather scientists, we aren’t very good at predicting a storm’s direction or severity. But people are preparing. … Continue reading

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21st Century Terrariums

A dozen women gathered in my kitchen last week to create intimate tropical environments under glass. It was a snowy January day, and there couldn’t have been a better way to spend a morning. It’s amazing how useful a kitchen … Continue reading

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