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Join me and the team at Crow’s Feet for the Premiere of our Podcast Series. We have been hard at work since January creating this series to promote Crow’s Feet writers and engage our audience in a conversation about aging. Join us Wednesday at 7 PM EDT with Crow’s Feet’s founder, Nancy Peckenham, and specialContinue reading “Crow’s Feet Podcast Premiere”
Now a whole week of May has passed. The daffodils and forsythia are in full bloom, leaves are popping on the perennials and shrubs and the whole field is green. The cows are enjoying their time in the field. The greenhouse is bursting and the more hardy plants are in the big garden. I have been making garlic salt. DonContinue reading “The world`s favorite season is the spring. All things seem possible in May.” — Edwin Way Teale “
Hal Borland April is flying along. Though we have had mostly rain this past week, the daffodils have jumped right up and have buds. If we’d just get a little sun they would likely bloom next week. Suddenly the pasture is green, the cows are able to find real grass to munch and seem toContinue reading “April is a promise that May is bound to keep.”
There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by. William Cullen Bryant The first week of April has presented us with a mix of warm sun, balmy temperatures, rain, and ice pellets. But theContinue reading “April 9, 2022, And another spectacular array of colors at sunrise”
By March, the worst of the winter would be over. The snow would thaw, the rivers begin to run and the world would wake into itself again.” ―Neil Gaiman We continue to have erratic weather here in Maine. Including giant blobs of snow falling along with sleet and rain. But it is clear that theContinue reading “Welcome Spring 2022”
Daffodils, That come before the swallow dares, and take The winds of March with beauty. William Shakespeare (The Winter’s Tale) No, my daffodils are not blooming in Maine this week. But I couldn’t resist using this picture from an early group of blooms last year to herald the beginning of spring this year. It hasContinue reading “Welcome Spring 2022”
March, master of winds, bright minstrel and marshal of storms that enkindle the season they smite. ― Algernon C Swinburne (March: An Ode) I was interested to come across this very long poem by Swinburne, an ode to the month of March. He is credited with being a master of lyrical imagery as we seeContinue reading “Happy March to all of you, and it’s almost spring!”
In March winter is holding back and spring is pulling forward. Something holds and something pulls inside of us too. – Jean Hersey
The start of a new month is always an inspiration to me. It asks me to rethink what I have been doing, to take a deep breath, and start again with perhaps a revised plan. I have been rethinking all the things I have volunteered to do, whether they bring me joy, are crucial toContinue reading “In March winter is holding back and spring is pulling forward. Something holds and something pulls inside of us too. – Jean Hersey”
This week in cooking Big Oatmeal Cookies (Lembas bread) This little recipe sat in my recipe file for years before I tried it, mostly because I had other oatmeal cookies that we liked and I never needed to try a new one. When I was deep in baking large quantities of things for a Farmer’sContinue reading “Winter’s Back is Broken”
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