Post Archives tagged ‘berkshire’



snow is coming!

Posted on: January 2nd, 2014 by
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snow in the berkshiresTonight's forecast for the weather is an approaching storm, hopefully dumping a bunch of snow on us by morning....I am so ready for it. We have had a few light dustings, and one good snow storm this year already, but they were followed by unusually warm(68 degrees in December!) bouts of weather, so Continue reading the story "snow is coming!"

I’m dreaming of a Blantyre Christmas…

Posted on: December 30th, 2013 by
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Christmas at home is always nice, being with loved ones, in a warm and familiar coziness.....But, I've always dreamed of spending Christmas day in a fantasy type, storybook setting. There are several places in the world that would be amazing places to be during the holidays, such as New York city or the little villages throughout Germany(the ones that the little ceramic villages are modeled after) or even Continue reading the story "I’m dreaming of a Blantyre Christmas…"

a stop at a local vegetarian friendly cafe

Posted on: December 15th, 2013 by
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IMG_1297I find myself in great barrington frequently, and when I do, I try to stop into the riverbend café(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Riverbend-Cafe/153859864663251).  It is a 'look quick or you've missed it' type of place, located out on stockbridge rd., in great barrington.  Once upon a time, they had a different name(which my kids still call it) Continue reading the story "a stop at a local vegetarian friendly cafe"

A visit to Berkshire Flower Company

Posted on: July 14th, 2013 by
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In the Berkshires, we are lucky to have a multitude of wonderful flower shops, and while they are all great stores with plenty to offer, my favorite is the Berkshire Flower Company(https://www.facebook.com/SaveBerkshireFlowerCo ). It is located in an unassuming little, white building on a small strip of land on rt. 7/20, near Mazzeo's Italian restaurant and the old Dakota restaurant.  The owner, Bridget Brown, first Continue reading the story "A visit to Berkshire Flower Company"

a year without a garden……

Posted on: June 11th, 2013 by
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these rainy days always make me think of my vegetable gardens....for as long as I can remember, I have been gardening...cherry tomatoes, in red, gold and greenflowers, fruits, vegetables...if it grows in the northeast, then its for me...and the rain is as necessary as the sun, so when everyone else is complaining about the pouring rains, I Continue reading the story "a year without a garden……"

where did summer go?

Posted on: September 1st, 2012 by
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I know that our summers tend to come and go quickly in these parts, but this one seemed more like the 'disappearing summer'.... I think that we were too early rustled from our winter slumber, with the month of 90 degree weather in march..... of course, just as we shook off the snow to don our flipflops, the cold weather came back to chastise us.... Continue reading the story "where did summer go?"

try, try again…

Posted on: April 15th, 2012 by
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     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…"

an upside down sort of spring

Posted on: March 27th, 2012 by
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     ~~ 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"

summer fun….

Posted on: August 14th, 2011 by
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~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…."

wildlife sanctuaries

Posted on: June 4th, 2011 by
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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"