Category Archives: New England

A Tropical Heatwave

Okay, most of us on the east coast of the US are suffering with the first heatwave of the summer. I say the first because I am sure we will have others. Climate change aside, I really wish people would … Continue reading

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Tower Hill Botanical Garden

Yesterday was a day that I wait for all year. A Botanical Garden of which I am a member holds a plant sale as a fund raiser. It has a well curated grouping of plants grown and tended by them … Continue reading

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Waiting for warm weather- 6 ideas

This “spring” has me feeling a little down, wondering when it is all going to end and I can really get to work in the garden and be outside everyday for more than just walking the dog, although the dog … Continue reading

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The search for home

By definition home is: The place where one lives permanently, especially as a member of a family or household. To me that really doesn’t tell the story and it differs for us all. Let’s start at the beginning: Let’s say … Continue reading

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Hygge or How to live in New England

I am sure you have all heard about this term and the movement it has created. It is a Danish term for enjoying the simple things and the company of friends. Now do I believe the Danish invented this…no. This … Continue reading

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Look Back to Move Forward

I know the subject of resolutions, goals etc for the new year has been done, but I need to look back to look forward so as to better define my direction. We are having bitter cold here in Northern New … Continue reading

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Farewell to summer?

We have had some beautiful early fall days, with cool nights which have been great for sleeping, unless of course you are my husband who thinks I am more than a little strange because I want the windows open. They … Continue reading

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