We haven’t been for a walk around the headland for a while, so it was wonderful to get out there with the dogs on Sunday afternoon. It’s a familiar, yet always changing place, and the trees and paths are as interesting as the rocks and water and views to distant islands. This was the first […]
Just look at that! My first filberts (hazelnuts). Finally. I have two plants in the wild hedgerow along Rt. 131 and three as part of the hedgerow I started and then haven’t done much with that is supposed to grow in around the dog yard fence. I was out patrolling these wild areas yesterday — […]
Yesterday afternoon, in the bright cold sun of the Ides of March, we took a walk around Mosquito Head, something we hadn’t done for a while. Ella ruled the rocks and was impatient when we dawdled too long. Maggie was pretty happy scrambling over the rocks as well. Who knew that mini-poodles are actually part […]
I’ve been working at pleaching the line of apples by the house raised bed garden for several years now. Winter is the time to see how the trees have grown together over the years. Pretty cool. The seven saplings I planted maybe eight years ago (though I can’t remember just when) are becoming one, just […]
How about this venerable old Japanese maple! It is happily growing in a protected spot near Port Clyde. What a wonderful tree to discover.
Today was a crisp clear Fall day after our first hard frost of the season. Julie and I took the dogs for a walk behind the building that will be the new town library, to the town marsh. Wow. What a lovely spot. Interesting criss-crosses on the rocks. Maybe different glaciers sliding by. And then […]
Some people grow artichokes to eat them. I grow them for the shape of the choke and the flowers. I like the leaves too. They dry fairly well also. Maybe I’ll eat one some day. If I plant enough to get the flowers.
My sister, Kay, and niece, Hannah have been visiting. We went out to the Rockland breakwater one of the days they were here. I spent most of my walk on this bright sunny day looking at shadows and rocks. circles and lines. Sometimes it’s the big picture; sometimes, the small. We didn’t get all the […]
Last Sunday we went for a walk with our neighbor, Jan, and saw this tree. What’s with it? Pretty cool. And it’s a healthy maple with buds starting to swell.
I really have done more than walk in the woods this winter. But maybe it’s been the most interesting or at least inspiring thing. I so love walking around Mosquito Head and through the wooded, mossed center of the headland. And even though I’ve been here countless times (the dogs would have us traverse this […]