Tag Archives: New England

Weather Report or, Making Life More Interesting

We’re obsessed with weather in New England. Weather is usually the top story of the day-overriding wars, famine, even stories about brides gone wild at the local Filene’s basement. When friends visited us this past February, they were incredibly lucky … Continue reading

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From my tree series: Pale but Bemused.

The yellow birch tree is named for one stage of its life, its midlife. The bark, with its lustrous yellow sheen is unmistakable at middle age. When it’s young and supple and when it’s old and craggy, it looks a … Continue reading

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Everyone should have a bathroom fan like this!

My upstairs neighbor just told me that when we go out for more than a couple of hours, he and his family can hear our dog baying…lamenting our absence he supposes. This surprised me as much as the news that when … Continue reading

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notes from the cottage/geography of a cocktail

Cottage life is presenting interesting situations. Mix 600 square feet of indoor space in New England in wintertime with company, and you get a cozy space at best and a traffic jam at worst. My geographer-husband, with his spatial gifts, … Continue reading

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