This past weekend was the cranberry harvest at the Carlisle bog. A strange little berry, but it does make for a good photo. Growing up in Massachusetts I took this for granted as a kid and just wanted the harvest to be over. That meant winter was coming and the flooded and frozen bog would become our personalContinue reading “Cranberry Harvest, 2014”
A swan and ducks on a winter day.
Caught by surprise (a pleasant one) by this morning’s snow storm. Update: Here’s another photo of our barn taken by a local photographer for last week’s paper: http://carlislemosquito.org/index.php/photos
Our house elf lets his hair down with Christmas approaching.
Imagine a small village center with children strolling pathways lit by glowing pumpkins, lanterns, and holiday lights. That’s our Halloween dream.
We have a number of pear trees in the yard, which produce pears we have no interest in eating. We also have a number of deer in the yard (which we also have no interest in eating). A relationship between the two has been established.
The dog and I went on a little walk this morning at Great Brook Farm State Park.
Yesterday called for a short hike on the Woodchuck trail and Garrison loop in Great Brook Farm State Park. Even with the light rain, it was a beautiful and easy hike. We parked near the canoe launch and walked across the road to the Woodchuck trailhead to find some historical spots for my daughter’s schoolContinue reading “The Woodchuck Trail and Garrison Loop”
A fall day spent visiting the old cemetery in town.
Kimball Fruit Farm orchards, Pepperell, Massachusetts
The Sentry of Green Hall, Wellesley College
~ My in-laws were visiting from Colorado this past weekend and a trip to Concord to see Emerson’s Old Manse and the surrounding national park was in order. The highlight of the trip? A stroll through and around the garden, planted by Henry David Thoreau for Nathaniel and Sophia Hawthorne who were renting the houseContinue reading “Thoreau’s Garden”
We are going on our second year in the antique rental house. And I can feel the familiar calling of fall now that the hard little pears are starting to fall to the ground with a distinctive thud. I wish I knew what kind of pears they are or what to do with them. WeContinue reading “Fruit Bearing Trees”
This morning I received a WordPress notification that my blog was first registered one year ago today. 415 posts, over 6500 page views (only half of them from my mother), and about 200 non-Facebook followers is pretty shocking for a person that did not embrace having an online public persona, and still struggles with itContinue reading “Happy Birthday, PurelyPixel”
View from downtown parking lot, Peterborough, NH.
Grand Hyatt Lobby, E 42nd in NYC
Hall of Biodiversity, American Museum of Natural History, NYC Related articles 10 best places to see dinosaurs (usatoday.com)
Showgirl Horse, 5th Avenue, NYC
Cha Ching @ 834 5th Avenue, NYC
Some out of state friends came to stay with us for five days and we became unofficial tour guides of Massachusetts, visiting the Freedom Trail and its nearby attractions, Harvard, MIT, the New England Aquarium, Crane Beach in Ipswich, taking a Duck Tour, and a trip to Plymouth to see Plimoth Plantation and the MayflowerContinue reading “Pilgrim’s Progress”
Navigation Bell Buoy, Maine. Why can’t I see these without thinking of Jaws? Related articles Narragansett Beer Reintroduces ‘Jaws’ Beer Can (boston.cbslocal.com)
Isleford (Little Cranberry Island), ME Related articles Great Cranberry Island 50K: A unique setting for a national championship road race (bangordailynews.com)
Living the good life in Acton, MA
Middlesex Canal Waterfall, Billerica, MA