Category Archives: Nature

Snowy Day Soup

It’s a good thing I’ve lived in New England for more than 50 years; it has taught me how to survive on days like this.  By this, I mean: temperatures in the teens (Fahrenheit), wind at 10-20 mph, and steady … Continue reading

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Snowstorms, Favorite Ingredients, Small Vegan Meals

End of December in New England.  Time for snow, power outages, cold weather.  Plus family, friends, and  — of  course — food and wine.  Click on the top photo for the full size view of our driveway after I plowed … Continue reading

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Slightly Random Views

We spent a delightful weekend in Portland, Maine, with our friends, Pat and Pete.  Highlights included the Winslow Homer Exhibit at the Museum of Art, Mexican Train ( a dominoes game from San Miguel), a long — and ultimately successful … Continue reading

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Vegan Supper in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy

From North Carolina to Maine, most people on the East Coast encountered Hurricane Sandy, a truly significant event, these past two days.  I hope you and your loved ones are all safe and starting to recover. We’ve been without electrical … Continue reading

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October Beach, and Hearty Vegetable Soup

We just spent two days on the island, closing up the house for the winter.  Weather ran the gamut, from perfect fall afternoon, through rain showers and windy — the usual mix.  This post is about the beach, and a … Continue reading

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Santa Barbara Sojourn

We celebrated the advent of the New Year with a relaxing week in an area of California we had never been: Santa Barbara and environs.  Weather, scenery, accommodations, food, people and wines were all delightful. Beach.  Our explorations included walking … Continue reading

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Old North Bridge – the tour by grandsons

Not everything I do is about food.  Yesterday I was given the Grand Tour of a beautiful place — Old North Bridge in Concord, MA.  The tour guides are exceptionally well-qualified; my two grandsons go there almost every week with … Continue reading

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Egret by the pond

This morning’s post needs few words; just a couple of photos from our front steps: The full set of six pictures will be seen here, or this non-Flash version for iPad viewers.

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On the Li River

One of the most spectacular landscapes in China is the section along the Li River near Guilin.  It contains mountains of limestone formations that rise dramatically from the flat ground along the river, many with unusual shapes.  The city has … Continue reading

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Colour and Camouflage

Today’s photos provide a contrast between the brilliant colors of Barbara’s quilt material and the natural camouflage possessed by the deer in our woods.

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