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Orangery is a Real Color

Van Morrison is blasting out of the speakers. It is cold and drizzling outside. The winds have picked up and the sky is darkening but all the candles are lit and the fire is burning…

Seeing

We needed to put the garden to bed. Old dead vines once filled with zucchini and tomatoes look downtrodden and messy out there in the middle of all this autumnal wonder. Their day is past…

Perspective Shift

This was not the summer I’d planned to have. I fantasied about unscheduled weekends and meandering drives between farmer’s markets. I planned to fill a basket every morning with stuff from the garden and pick…

Enough

One day a few sumnmers back, Benjamin came home and told us he’d found a waterfall. It was a kid thing. All the teenagers knew about it. I remember him mentioning it in passing at…

Supposed To

It was supposed to rain all weekend. Only then it didn’t. It wasn’t actually sunny, but the clouds were thin, and you could just imagine the sun if you squinted a little. It was in…

Spring Reunion

We walked to the river in mud boots and in celebration. It was fifty degrees out, there were buds on the pussy willows, and spring had come back to the mountains just like we always…

Holy Saturday

It’s almost here. The BIG DAY. Every spring and fall it comes. Rain or snow….(I know some of you southerners say rain or shine, but up here in the North Country we usually get the…