This July we had the incredible experience of a seven day trip to Iceland. I have had Iceland on my bucket list for years, and all I can say is, if you’ve been considering going: DO IT. You won’t regret the decision. Continue reading
Mostly, for me, the sun goes down. I am just too darn lazy to be up in time for sunrise. I’m a night owl. However, I will say I think the sunrise is more breathtaking. Maybe that’s just because I see it less often…
Surface tension is crazy. Did you ever do that experiment in elementary school where you filled a glass with water and then started dropping more water on top, bit by bit, with an eyedropper? You watched in amazement as the water, rather than pouring over like you expected, built into a kind of bubble above the cup. But touch that dome – break the surface tension – and over it flowed. How cool is that? Well, I think it’s pretty cool.
Family vacation this year was a week in the Upper Valley. We had a house in New Hampshire, right on the Connecticut River and not too far from our old town in Vermont. It was good to be home, and the weather was gorgeous. The Amtrak train that went by twice a day kept my 4 year old niece endlessly entertained, and anything that could fit in his mouth kept my 9 month old nephew entertained. Swimming in the river, cocktails on the screen porch; what could be better? (Except the ocean, of course).
Snapshots from a stroll along the towpath in New Hope, PA
Some shots from Crane Beach in Ipswich, MA.
A friend once told me that the best way to befriend a squirrel was with peanuts – they love peanuts. We had a huge container of peanuts from Christmas that no one was eating, so I decided to give it a try. I ran out of nuts before we had a chance to get really tight – but it was fun while it lasted.
I moved from Vermont to New Jersey last November – The Green Mountains for The Jersey Shore? Not an even trade. Not even close, but I make do. Ok, so I don’t actually live on the Jersey Shore. I live in Princeton, which is quite pretty. Some people say Princeton isn’t really New Jersey. I’m not sure where I stand on that one. But, needless to say, I miss Vermont like crazy.
Anyway, it continues to amaze me how much more wildlife I see now that I live in a more urban area. Oxymoron right?