Perennial Pastimes

New Year Bounty

My January weekends were centered by warm meals and gatherings.  Paul and I spent New Year’s Eve with friends Malcolm and Larry and their friends in their beautiful home. We celebrated  an extended Groudas Christmas...

Preparing for Winter Snow

Winter Solstice arrived along with the holidays. For weeks we focused on preparing for our family gathering… and celebrating together.  At my house… and at theirs… We came home from our travels and started getting...

Fun filled weeks

I have been traveling each week to New Hampshire and Conneticut so that I can babysit my grandchildren. It’s been so much fun! Since they don’t live nearby like my own children’s grandparents did, I...

Dry July

I took June’s growing season for granted. Really. After Memorial Day, my favorite gardens were full of color and texture.  I focused on the end of the school year eagerly waiting for my summer to...

Ten oaks in Knox

I spent lots of time dreaming at our property in Knox. We planted trees: ten oaks and ten dogwood trees from a local conservation society. We didn’t know where we really wanted them so we...

Amazing April Beauty

We have been amazed at the gorgeous blooms weeks, even a month early for some of our plants or shrubs. Always the first to get started, I have lungwart turning pink and blue in all...

Celebrations galore!

It’s been a few months of holidays, celebrations, and family! Most people just have Turkey Day and Christmas time holidays but our family adds another month to the winter celebrations. Thirty years ago we chose...

Happy New Year

Since I can’t garden during the winter, I turn to my other favorite pastime: quilting! It had been a very, very long time since I’d been able to enjoy my hobbies, as most of you...