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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What A Winter

What A Winter…four snowstorms in less than a month! Thank goodness, that my husband and I could get away for a couple of weeks. Each February, weary of the winter cold and snow, we head south to celebrate our anniversary in the warmth of the Florida sunshine instead of the bitter cold and snow of New […]

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A Change In Latitudes

Seeking an escape from the harsh winters of New England, my husband and I decided it was time for A Change In Latitudes and a new adventure in our lives somewhere it is warm. A more southerly place with a laid back lifestyle but still offering good restaurants and cultural events nearby. When we sold our […]

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How To Have A Barn Or Yard Sale

It is the season for barn and yard sales in New England. Instead of outdoor barbecues or trips to the beach, fall is the time of the year when people like to take a ride along the back country roads. Savvy New Englanders know this and we spend days going through our basement, closets and garage […]

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Portsmouth, A Picturesque New England Town

Originally settled in 1623, Portsmouth is a Picturesque New England Town located along the western bank of the Piscataqua River that divides New Hampshire and Maine. When you walk down the brick sidewalks of Portsmouth, passing historic Colonial, Federal and Georgian houses that edge its narrow streets, you will understand why Forbes Traveler magazine listed […]

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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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Three Years On The Back Roads

“Little Treasures discovered while exploring the back roads of life.” Little did I realize when I wrote those words three years ago when I started Back Road Journal that the treasures I would find along the way would be the friendship of others. I had no idea that my first post would eventually lead to thousands of […]

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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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Joyous Wishes For The Holiday Season

Joyous Wishes For The Holiday Season the warmest wishes for a holiday filled with the warmth of home the love of family and the company of good friends **** I hope you enjoy the pretty watercolor painting I have chosen for this year’s Christmas greeting. The Atkinson Congregational Church was built in 1835 in Atkinson, […]

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It’s  Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas. There is snow on the ground, the wreaths are hung and candles are in all the windows. The trees are trimmed, the house is decorated and the Christmas cookies have been baked. I thought it would be the perfect time to give you a little house tour. We […]

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