Changes

There have been so many changes in our neighborhood this season. One neighbor pulled out an entire hedgerow of shrubs, leaving only juvenile trees behind in their place. Another took out a large stand of, ancient pines, dramatically changing the light on that end…

Drought in Massachusetts

We’re currently in the midst of a drought here in Western Massachusetts – the first we’ve seen since moving here. And, I’ll admit, one aspect of it has me baffled. The lawns. Very few people are watering their lawns. Which, of course, makes sense. But, it…

Color Me Beautiful Knitting

I found a treasure at our library’s recent book sale – that old 80’s classic: Color Me Beautiful. Do you remember this book? The first time I heard about it, I was listening to my aunt and my mother discussing which “season” they fit into….

Soldiers on Rainbow Ponies

I have a love/hate relationship with the toys the girls take into the bath. I dislike these toys because I frequently find them scattered all over the tub area – along its sides, behind the shower curtain, in with the soap and shampoo – too wet…

I Found My Camel Hat!

Today was a happy day in many ways. CPT America took the day off. That’s always nice. The whole family went ice skating together. That’s nice, too. And, much to my relief, I found my camel hat. This hat (which measures 12″ when stretched out)…