Spring Is Late, Mud Season Has Arrived

After enduring New England’s harsh winters, I believe springtime is one of the most beautiful and must longed for seasons that comes our way but spring is late this year. Usually in April, the green floor of our orchard is interspersed with pastel colors of wild strawberry and viola blossoms and large swatches of brilliant […]

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Things Aren’t Always Rosy

Things Aren’t Always Rosy if you are a farmer trying to raise crops or a gardener who enjoys having a vegetable or flower garden. Even if you are neither a farmer or gardener, you have probably seen in the news that some people have had to deal with drought, fires, floods, hail and even early snow […]

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Winter White Is Fashionable

Every one knows the old saying that “you should never wear white after Labor Day”, but that isn’t the case anymore. The softer shade of Winter White Is Fashionable and can be seen everywhere for the past several years. You can dress from head to toe in this trendy color or just choose one item […]

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Tirol, Spectacular Alpine Scenery

The Austrian state of Tirol, with its breathtaking mountain views, picture perfect towns and villages, and clean mountain air, is often referred to as “the heart of the Alps.” Whether you want to hike high mountain pastures in the summer and fall, ski down one of the 500 mountains over 3,000 meters (9,843 feet) high […]

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Idyllic Summer At The Lake

An Idyllic Summer At The Lake is all about enjoying nature’s beauty. There is a rocky shoreline, lined with tall majestic pines, and mountains in the far distance. You can hear the muffled sounds of gentle waves on the sandy beach mixed with the haunting call of loons. It may sound like the opening scene of […]

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A Splash Of Summer Color

A Splash Of Summer Color was a most welcomed sight when I returned home to New Hampshire for a few days. My day lilies were in full bloom and seemed to be welcoming me home like outstretched arms. When you see the beautiful blooms, keep in mind that they have had no care at all. There […]

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The Loon, A Magnificent Bird

The Loon,  A Magnificent Bird, is a much loved symbol of the northern lakes of our country and Canada. In Maine, the water bird is featured on one of its license plates and on the bottom of the plate, it states “A Natural Treasure”. With its iridescent black head and a neck that is ringed with a […]

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What A Difference A Year Makes

What A Difference A Year Makes in our lives. It is most notable when we look back at photographs taken at the same period each year as we record our daily experiences. What we don’t seem to notice on a daily basis appears to jump out at us when looking back at previous years. Children […]

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Maine, The Way Summer Should Be

Maine, The Way Summer Should Be. For a memorable weekend or even an entire summer of old fashioned fun, there is no better place to be than Maine in the summer.  A leisurely walk along the rugged, picturesque coastline can lead out to a point where you might discover a lighthouse, a hidden cove or […]

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The Secret To A Great Tomato

The secret to a great tomato is to grow it yourself. Whether you have one pot growing outside your backdoor or a large vegetable garden in the country, there is nothing as rewarding as the flavor of a freshly picked and sliced tomato, sprinkled with a little sea salt and perhaps drizzled with extra virgin […]

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