This is my dog. This is my bed. And this is why I cannot get up in the morning.
When I first started this blog and was trying to figure out what I’d fill it with (still working on
I hadn’t stopped to think how big 12″x18″ would really be when I placed a printing order last week for two
When I moved back to Massachusetts nearly five years ago, I discovered volunteerism. I was 42 and had somehow made
Other than a handful of news and feature articles and the occasional freelance job, my writing production has flatlined. There
I stayed up as long as I could this morning, but in the end I made myself go to sleep
Back when we were dating, my husband and I first went to the Brimfield Antique and Collectibles show. We spent
Philadelphia Zoo, July 2015.
This is the second summer in our house and living near water has meant spring and summers with a yard full of nesting Eastern Paint turtles. We’ve yet to ever see anything hatch and I’m not sure if that’s because they are so small, move in the night, or are completely devoured by predators while still in the egg. With the number of empty eggs and holes on the back lawn, the latter is probably the most probable, but I’m sure at least a few make it.
I found this tiny toad–about the size of a nickel–resting in the folds of a camp chair, outside. It was relocated using a coffee mug and piece of paper.
We’ve been in our house for six months now. Watching the fog rise off the reservoir and cranberry bog is never a bad way to start the day.
A great thing about living next to Concord (Massachusetts) is nonchalantly getting to take out-of-town visitors – with literary inclinations
This past weekend was the cranberry harvest at the Carlisle bog. A strange little berry, but it does make for
For someone who thinks she is fairly aware of trends – and is clearly wrong about this fact – I
Today’s zoo trip was to the Stone Zoo in Stoneham. The facility is managed by the same organization as Franklin
With one of the kids sick and school vacation coming to a close we decided to go to the Franklin
I clearly heard up to 6 inches of snow predicted for today. We’re at 8 and counting. It sure is
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. We have two trees of the same mysterious variety. They get to be slightly smaller than a baseball and stay rock hard throughout the growing season. Last year I left a number of them on the counter for weeks at a time and they just got harder, not softer. It doesn’t matter if I pick them off the tree or wait until they fall; they are impenetrable to both tooth and knife. Most of them take on the physical characteristics of a potato with weird knobs and divots rather than the classic pear shape (though the photo does not show this) so I’m wondering if I