Follow your photos

Since I got my first camera and had no idea what I was doing, I have always shot a lot of photos. I got better at it over time. Even with a camera in my phone, I still don’t go anywhere without a camera ‘just in case’ – Social media not withstanding photography is a […]

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So you are out of the house, now what?

The response to my last post encouraging people to road trip alone was encouraging, with a few people asking for ideas. You can fill a book with singular activities, hobbies and recreations to occupy your time. Things like cycling, rowing, archery, fishing, and metal detecting, all require a moderate investment in equipment and some practice […]

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Daytripping for the apprehensive

With apologies to my many dogs I have never not traveled alone. Save for a few, and I mean very few occasions when I was momentarily married and one disastrous road trip, any time I have gone anywhere it was alone. From the minute I clutched my first set of car keys, I was exploring […]

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How much clothing do I really need?

Every spring and fall I take all my clothes out of the drawers, closet and trunks, pile them on the bed and cull them down to just what fits…or will fit, or what I hope will fit. This biannual routine started years ago, when I moved into a single closet apartment and figured I could […]

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the curious case of the dog in the daytime

I am NOT the best dog owner. I have had dogs all my life but I have never really spoken dog very well. When my dog barks at what I think it is nothing or just sits and stares waiting for me to DO something, my response is to holler: “What?!?”” What do you want?” […]

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Daytripping again

I finally got another ‘real’ job with a decent paycheck. So Althea and I are back working on our Maine destinations map. Yesterday we went to Giant’s Stairs on Bailey Island, is just a very short hike with beautiful views in Harpswell Maine. This town takes public accessibility seriously, they know that signage, mapping, parking […]

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Where has all the Rhubarb Gone?

I confess, I am a HUGE fan of Rhubarb, every year adding another plant to my wee garden.  Rhubarb it is such a terrific plant for New England yards, it looks impressive, has multiple uses, can be used in sweet or savory dishes and best of all, needs very little attention to grow. I love […]

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curb appeal – curb shopping like a pro

I confess to being one of those folks who stop and check out curb furniture.  I bought a very small house and none of the furniture I already owned fit inside.  If you are open to it, the universe will suddenly throw a lot of choices in your path, not just from thrift stores but […]

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A true egg story

Sandy is an avian American found street walking at night in a lesser part of Sanford Maine. Now she is the grande dame of a small but productive multi-ethnic flock, doing her part to encourage the other hens as they labor. Let me go back to the beginning: Over a year ago I was visiting […]

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i knit therefore i am

What did YOU do in the most recent blizzard? I managed to knit a pair of handwarmers. I have done plenty of socks which are more complicated but I only recently learned how to do thumbs. These are still wonky, but if they are like socks, but the time I do number 5 and and […]

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