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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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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A Spring Walk At The Edge Of The Woods

On this quiet spring morning in New England, the sky is cobalt blue and there is not a cloud in the sky. With the warmth of the early morning sun, it seems like the perfect day to head outdoors for a walk at the edge of the woods…why don’t you join me. It will be […]

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The Beautiful Lakes District Of Austria

One of the most beautiful regions of Austria is well known to Austrians and Germans but is not often visited by people from the rest of the world. If you say you are traveling to Austria, people presume you are going to Vienna, Innsbruck or Salzburg. But would you believe that less than 20 miles […]

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Pick Your Own Apples

If you happen to live in an apple growing region, at this time of the year you might see signs reading “pick your own apples”. At our orchard in New Hampshire, I think the message has taken on a whole new meaning for some of the visitors that have dropped by. As a matter of […]

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The Cry Of The Loon

Climate change seems to be on everyone’s mind lately. All over the world, more people are talking about problems related to the weather and how it is affecting where they live. Drought, oppressive heat, fires, storms and flooding rains are all in the news. Weather effects our daily lives but have you ever given thought […]

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Too Much Water

We have too much water! The little summer resort town of Naples, Maine where our summer cottage is located, has had days of nearly constant rain and it has taken its toll. Long Lake where our house sits is spilling over its’ banks and causing lots of problems to businesses and homeowners alike. This is […]

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