… Continue reading the story "keeping warm…."You need to have certain disposition to make it through a new england winter with a smile. it is not always predictable, and it is definitely not very friendly. winter can show up in the middle of october, or it can laze its way into
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~~~first, a full admission. i am a chocolate addict. i'm not even sure thats quite a strong enough term for it, because i tend to see it more of a primal urge. something that i cannot imagine living without. take my car, my jewelry, even my money, but do not deny me my chocolate. though my waistline and my purse often dictate my actual contact with the stuff, i do my … Continue reading the story "one word: chocolate."
being born and raised in the heart of the berkshires, picking fruit was pretty much considered a right of passage......when i was a tiny girl, i remember being carted by my grandparents and elders to the picking sites, and playing while they picked, eating as many berries as my little stomach could hold....as i grew into a … Continue reading the story "picking fruit"
the berkshires are renowned for the beautiful scenery that frame our communities. naturally, there are many outdoor activities that are popular with locals and tourists alike, such as hiking, skiing, biking, fishing and boating.....but, the one activity that this berkshiregirl longs for, as she dons her boots and mittens in the long berkshire winters, is kayaking. … Continue reading the story "kayaking…."
i am here to try again. its not an easy thing for me to do or to admit to, but i am here to try again, nonetheless. time will tell if i have made the right decision, but if i gave up, i would never forgive myself. there is an old proverb that says if you fall down seven times, you must get up … Continue reading the story "try, try again…"
~~ SPRING arrived here in the berkshires in a backwards sort of way, well actually, it arrived in the midst of what should have been winter. though winter, itself, could have been described as spring like this year.....very upside down to say the least....winter took its sweet time getting here this year, and it remained so mild throughout the season, that there was … Continue reading the story "an upside down sort of spring"
~school is finally out here in the berkshires....and summer is definitely setting in. color is abundant everywhere that you look....wild reds and blues from local, mating birds...rolling hills of every shade of green imaginable....dancing meadows that hold lighter, but still brilliant shades from local flowers...the weather has been especially nice so far, and we are all hoping for a sunny and warm summer.... ~with the school … Continue reading the story "summer fun…."
the berkshires not only boasts mile after mile of beautiful woodlands, but many of them are protected by law....on this sunny day, i had the pleasure of walking through two of our area sanctuaries that are run by the mass audobon society....in the morning, i was a volunteer for my child's class field trip to pleasant … Continue reading the story "wildlife sanctuaries"
a garden can be a wonderful treasure, both physically and mentally......gardens have always been a big part of my life, and i enjoy every aspect of it, even the weeding. there is no comparison between a freshly picked tomato from the garden and one purchased from the local grocery store. i'm sure gardeners throughout the country … Continue reading the story "my garden in spring"