Category Archives: the Northeast

Summer’s swan song

My last day at the lake for the summer is always bittersweet.  I’m so thankful for the ability to rent there for the whole summer and grateful for the time I’m able to spend there.  However, it also means my … Continue reading

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Cobblers, crisps, buckles, grunts and a pan dowdy…

Are all of these terms as confusing to you as they are to me?  You’re not alone.  These wonderful desserts utilizing fresh fruit have been around for centuries and in our rush to streamline every facet of our lives, they … Continue reading

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Tannins and lake water…

Many lakes, ponds and streams are affected by the tannins present in leaves and wood that find their way into these bodies of water.  Since I was never a chemistry student, I won’t bore you with scientific information but the … Continue reading

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Summer…

“Summer…it turns me upside down…” that beginning line to the song “Magic” by the Cars sums up summer to me.  It is by far my favorite season of the year, followed closely by autumn.  Why do I love summer?  Is it … Continue reading

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Living in the Northeast

I try to remind myself often to take time to “smell the roses.”  As an observant person  I do this well most of the time but then it sometimes gets lost when the everyday stress takes over.  The other morning, … Continue reading

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