“The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.” ~ Henry Beston Cape Elizabeth I have written extensively about my love affair with the Maine Coast. I could go on and on until I bore you to tears, unless you ….
“Summer is the time when one sheds one’s tensions with one’s clothes, and the right kind of day is jeweled balm for the battered spirit. A few of those days and you can become drunk with the belief that all’s right with the world.” ~ Ada Louise Huxtable Summer It is no secret I love summer. I am my happiest ….
“Many a calm river begins as a turbulent waterfall, yet none hurtles and foams all the way to the sea.” ~ Mikhail Lermontov Hiking the Outdoors Despite being a city girl, I do love the country. I love being outside in the fresh air and nothing is more invigorating then hiking a mountain. It is an activity I do with ….
“Aaah, summer – that long anticipated stretch of lazy, lingering days, free of responsibility and rife with possibility. It’s a time to hunt for insects, master handstands, practice swimming strokes, conquer trees, explore nooks and crannies, and make new friends.” ~ Darell Hammond Summer has arrived in the Concrete Jungle I can finally say spring summer has arrived in New York! ….
“Hiking in undiscovered places is a lot of fun.” ~ Karolina Kurkova Winter Hiking I get asked A LOT about Winter hiking. Most people think I am crazy and I concur for even undertaking the freezing feat. Hiking isn’t always enjoyable, even in warmer months, why would I want to torture myself when it is sub zero out? Honestly, I don’t ….
“In the depth of winter I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” ~ Albert Camus The Cold Never Stopped me Anyway The sub-zero temps and the creeping crud were not going to stop me from soaking in the beauty of the White Mountains. As much as I love the Concrete Jungle, it is called that for ….
“And finally Winter, with its bitin’, whinin’ wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow.” ~ Roy Bean Snow, Snow, where art thou? Not going to lie, I was a little bitter a couple weeks ago, when it snowed in New York and I was in Vermont and got nada. Zip. None of the fluffy white stuff! With ….
“Life is like the ocean, it goes up and down.” ~ Vanessa Paradis Horton House After our morning adventure at Driftwood Beach we went back to the hotel to grab breakfast and check out. I was sad to be saying good-bye to Jekyll Island and the incredibly friendly staff at the Westin. Our next stop was Horton House, constructed in ….
“By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer.” ~ Helen Hunt Jackson Hudson Valley Fall is in the air and no place says Fall more then the Hudson Valley. Home to Ichabod Crane, rolling farm land, cider donuts and crisp air, it may not be the White Mountains but ….
“Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” ~ Hans Christian Andersen Back to nature One of the things I love about my hometown now that I am older (and yet hated when I was younger) is how earthy everything is. Growing up, I only had to look out my back yard to see ….