Category Archives: Trees

OUTAGE OUTRAGE

  Thundersnow?? Snow Bomb? We’ve had our share of winter extremes, the most recent, Winter Storm Quinn,  this past Wednesday, March 7. Just last Friday, March 2, we had an unnamed nor’easter. I was expecting friends for dinner and all … Continue reading

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Hiking Yosemite

Walking among California’s sequoias sort of feels like being in the movie Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Your neck starts to hurt looking up at what’s considered the earth’s largest trees. They’re found in groves in and around Yosemite National … Continue reading

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Pantone Green & A Giveaway

It’s that time of year again. Yes, holidays of course. But I’m referring to Pantone, the color mavens who select a particular hue for the world to embrace, sending the fashion world into a frenzy to create items in the new … Continue reading

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Utah: Skiing , Snowshoeing & Polygamy Brew

Every fall my husband starts getting snow reports from our favorite ski resort in Utah and starts asking if we’re going or not. I hem and haw. As I’ve written before,  I have a love/hate relationship with the sport and each year … Continue reading

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NY Botanical Gardens’ Holiday Train Show

I was ambivalent about attending the New York Botanical Gardens’ Holiday Train Show.  I figured it would be yet another way that the holiday season has become commercialized and though I admire model trains, they don’t captivate me too much. Call … Continue reading

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California Cycling

We spent five days cycling through Napa and Sonoma counties, taking in the vast panoramas of California, from hot desert climbs to cool coastal descents.

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Earth Day: A New Cousin & A Warning

Earth has a new cousin! Last week’s announcement of the discovery of life on planet Kepler-186f  has scientists jumping for joy. This planet, a mere 500 light years (2.9 quadrillion miles) away is in the constellation Cygnus. It’s an exoplanet, … Continue reading

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Summer Invasions: Cicadas & Geese

My grandson got out the car and covered his ears with his hands. “What’s that noise?” he asked. Then he answered, “I think it’s a monster waking up.” We’ve been reading the myth about Papagayo, the noisy parrot whose raucous … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Musings: Skiing Then & Now

Valentine’s Day, 1982. I’d bought my soon-to-be fiancé cross country skis and we were headed to a little inn in New Hampshire for the weekend. He wanted to get engaged on Valentine’s Day because it was his parent’s wedding anniversary. … Continue reading

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Grandma Diary: Pumpkins & Apples

On the way to the pick-your-own farm, we saw two police cars. I’d picked Simon up from daycare to go pumpkin and apple picking. “Who made the light flash?” Toddlers would make great reporters. Every question is a why, what, … Continue reading

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