Tag Archives: Upstate New York

Snow, Snow, Snow

  Where are my Boots? On my feet I glibly replied to my husband. I continued to clean off the car and push snow down the driveway. Lifting is no longer an option. Predictions for this storm were twenty to … Continue reading

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Witty Winter

  Bring It On! Out the window I observe large white snowflakes cascading silently, covering the lawn. A vast white blanket. Early visitors scurried through our yard leaving tracks: rabbits. Where do they winter over I muse? Under a neighbor’s … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Old Man Winter!

Cold, soaking rains followed by winds and falling leaves usually indicate the end of Autumn. While I love the colors of this season, I would appreciate warmer temperatures. We are fortunate to have four seasons in Upstate New York. One … Continue reading

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3 Sisters and 25 Snowmen

  Every winter there was magic in the winter air when we had a big snowfall in Sturbridge, Massachusetts where our father built our house on Cedar Street. We children loved all the land and hills on our property where … Continue reading

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A Surprise Visitor

We had a surprise visit from a leopard the other day. Actually a leopard frog. He sat cozily in a flower pot out front and didn’t mind my photo-taking. My husband noticed this visitor who blended right in its surroundings. … Continue reading

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Nature Changes Clothes

Snow fell along the lake this April morning as I walked and observed nature in its frozen glory. Birds above carried on conversations with one another. Lots of flooding and displaced ducks and geese tried to decide where to alight … Continue reading

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Holding Fond Memories

It seems weeks now since we have felt Mother Nature’s wrath with one storm after another and bitter cold wind chills biting us as we attempt to brave the outdoor elements. When I was a child growing up in Sturbridge, … Continue reading

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