And So It Begins…Again

Apologies for the abrupt stop back in May.  Due to a series of conversations that seem a blur in retrospect, Nora and I have left the "farm" in northern NY and returned to Connecticut.  The decision was made in mid-June, my job back at the old firm secured by mid-July, and new house acquired and... Continue Reading →

The Peepers are here! So are the Blue Birds!

The good news: I heard the peepers for the first time this spring as I opened the back door to let the dogs out at 5:30am this morning.  The other good news:  our blue birds are back as well!  N snapped the shots above and below yesterday morning.  We've had a family of blue birds... Continue Reading →

April’s Around the Corner

  The tug-of-war between winter and spring still wages, and my money is on winter for at least the next 3 weeks or so.  But we've had a couple of days in the high 40s followed by some rain this afternoon through tomorrow, resulting in some much needed snow melt.  Of course we now have... Continue Reading →

Winter’s Last Gasp….I hope

A second winter storm in less than a week has hit the northeast.  Thankfully -- and surprisingly -- we've come through relatively unscathed.  The first storm brought only a dusting to our area, and this last one no more than 4-5 inches. It was a winter wonderland in our backyard this morning. But enough already....I'm... Continue Reading →

Written over 50 years ago…

“We stand now where two roads diverge. But unlike the roads in Robert Frost‘s familiar poem, they are not equally fair.  The road we have long been travelling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster.  The other fork of the road — the... Continue Reading →

Quote of the Day

"Finish each day and be done with it.  You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can.  Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." - Ralph Waldo... Continue Reading →

Hunkering Down

As I'm sure many of you have heard (or are, perhaps, experiencing), the east coast is taking a beating from a gnarly storm.  The coast received the worst of the snow fall yesterday; we only had a dusting by our standards, around 2-3 inches. The current threat is the brutal, arctic winds sweeping in.  We... Continue Reading →


I know there is little I can do for them, but I worry about the wildlife during stretches of extreme cold such as the one we're currently experiencing.  Can they find shelter?  Can they find enough food?  Can they withstand day after day of sub-zero temps? Yesterday we were delighted to see a visiting flock... Continue Reading →

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