Monthly Archives: June 2014

Love Those Dragonflies

Zipping about, the dragonflies are certainly active during the summer. One even landed on my arm while I was on the golf course. I would love to have taken its picture, but didn’t want to frighten it away while I

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Not a Woodchuck

Last week, Denny tried to identify the humpbacked, grayish animal with a bushy tail that crossed our driveway. His best guess was a woodchuck, but today he saw the animal again and got a better look. This time, it was

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Take Time to Smell the Roses

Summer in New England is all too short. Savor every moment and yes, take some time to admire the roses. These are Judy’s old-fashioned roses on a huge bush that reaches higher than my head. Their simple blossom is a

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New Critter Sighted

“Hurry around to the front,” my husband urged me. I was hoping he hadn’t hurt himself. My first aid skills are somewhat rusty. I dropped my trowel and went to see what the problem was. When I spotted him, he

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Learning the Native Flowers – A Dwarf Iris

I’d noticed patches of a stubby iris around the campground. These were only five or six inches tall. A neighbor kindly gave me a start last fall and I was delighted that it waited for me to arrive before blooming.

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First Lobster Roll for the Summer

We set out on Wednesday to stock the fridge and pantry. Normally I drag my feet on shopping excursions, but this was a Wednesday so we set out with alacrity. What’s so special about Wednesdays, you might ask? That’s the

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It’s Springtime in New Hampshire

On the way to camp, I noticed the lilacs and iris blooming in the yards. We don’t get those in Florida and I miss them as a herald of spring. As we unpacked, we had two summer-like days of 80

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