Warm temperatures and rain followed by a sudden chill create a magical skating experience in Acadia National Park for some, and a car disaster for others.
Making birch syrup has been on my to-do list for years. I am fond of birch-flavored beverages and am out there tapping maple trees each year as winter turns to spring. Birch sap runs right after maple sap is finishing. It just seemed like a natural fit. I really wanted to tap yellow birch, as […]
The ice has come, the ice has gone, the ice is here again. It will be here for six more weeks if we can trust that Ground Hog. I am skeptical of any creature also known as a whistlepig, though, and for whom the leading topics in an internet search include 1.) How to repel, […]
Walking on water may be reserved for special souls, but black ice is hard, crystal clear and anyone can stand on top of it and look straight to the bottom of a pond or lake. Floating in summer months with a mask and snorkel gives a similar view, but it is the invisible ice barrier […]
The faux fur raccoon hat had a tail with stripes, and the young boy wearing it assured me it was fox, real fox, that had been dyed to look like raccoon. And fake raccoon at that. I looked at it closely, and agreed with him. It is March, and a winter weekend at camp. […]