Celebrate a non-demanding holiday. Winter solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year, has many satisfying traditions.
Snowy owls are a good excuse to hike a mountain summit, but there are other rewards along the way.
A women’s winter weekend getaway where just getting there was half the fun–with Maine minerals, creamery butter, chaga and snow.
Winter Camp encourages independence for kids with bleeding disorders, and is a meeting and sharing weekend for all ages with a connection to hemophilia.
The short days after the leaves have fallen but before the snow comes have a moody beauty all their own. We are in stick season, and we will be here until the snow falls. While some may liken that to Purgatory, it is a season worth exploring, not ignoring…
Encounters with bald-faced hornets, and a close-up view of one chewing its way out of its cell.
I’d like to say I sleep within spitting distance of the park, but it is about 25 feet from my bed to the border of Acadia National Park, and my spit barely clears my shoes. I can hear the park’s sounds, though, and smell its scents, and the moist drops from the park’s trees find […]
Seasons vary radically in Maine, from sub-zero temperatures with leafless trees and frozen lakes to steamy summers with ticks and tourists. The time has come to wear insect repellent, do daily tick checks, and remember that when I travel I am a tourist, too. Tick season begins about the same time as tourist season in […]
Silver, gray and wet–everything is damp and swollen with moisture. Shimmering beads hang from the tips of buds and line blades of grass like peas in a pod. It is raining again. There was a time I cleaned the attic as I listened to the water pelting the roof, or organized my closets while drinking […]
Like many DIYers, I frequently cannibalize one thing to create another. Buttons from a much-loved coat, torn beyond repair, became the closures for an artist book I was working on. Cast aside planks were turned into painted bootjacks, and yes, I have a necklace made out of old clock gears. Where does one draw the […]