Winter Camp encourages independence for kids with bleeding disorders, and is a meeting and sharing weekend for all ages with a connection to hemophilia.
The short days after the leaves have fallen but before the snow comes have a moody beauty all their own. We are in stick season, and we will be here until the snow falls. While some may liken that to Purgatory, it is a season worth exploring, not ignoring…
Encounters with bald-faced hornets, and a close-up view of one chewing its way out of its cell.
I’d like to say I sleep within spitting distance of the park, but it is about 25 feet from my bed to the border of Acadia National Park, and my spit barely clears my shoes. I can hear the park’s sounds, though, and smell its scents, and the moist drops from the park’s trees find […]
Seasons vary radically in Maine, from sub-zero temperatures with leafless trees and frozen lakes to steamy summers with ticks and tourists. The time has come to wear insect repellent, do daily tick checks, and remember that when I travel I am a tourist, too. Tick season begins about the same time as tourist season in […]
Silver, gray and wet–everything is damp and swollen with moisture. Shimmering beads hang from the tips of buds and line blades of grass like peas in a pod. It is raining again. There was a time I cleaned the attic as I listened to the water pelting the roof, or organized my closets while drinking […]
Like many DIYers, I frequently cannibalize one thing to create another. Buttons from a much-loved coat, torn beyond repair, became the closures for an artist book I was working on. Cast aside planks were turned into painted bootjacks, and yes, I have a necklace made out of old clock gears. Where does one draw the […]
It’s a good thing we don’t depend on my rabbit* hunting skills to keep food on the table. March, when the snow cover is thinning and it is not quite clear if it is winter or spring, is a good time to go and try. Snowshoe hare are crazily searching for mates, and if you […]
A print and wear mustache, you can make one, too! Maybe your favorite green socks are in the bottom of the laundry basket or green just isn’t your color. Some years I am heading to work when it strikes, today is the day for wearing of the green. But too late… This year St. Patrick’s […]
Weather is a favorite topic of conversation in America, it is safe, not likely to get people wound up, and always interesting. Weather lore has been around as long as there has been weather and people to talk about it, and I will take a weather conversation over politics any day. New Englanders have a […]