My Thoughts on Trees and How They’ve Changed

I’ve always loved trees. They are just so amazing in many ways. But now that I live in a place where I have to burn firewood in winter, I look at trees differently. I look at a tree like the one pictured and think, “would that be great firewood or what?” Actually, I don’t know […]

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Blueberry Picking on Pitcher Mountain

We had started a tradition years ago when we first moved to New Hampshire. We found a great little mountain to climb that offered a gorgeous panoramic view and it was loaded with blueberry bushes. We’d head up to Pitcher Mountain in Stoddard in July and each of the kids would help me fill our […]

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Hike A Little Mountain With a Big View

I don’t remember how I learned about Pitcher Mountain, but it is one of my favorite places to hike. It’s not a long way to the top from the parking lot, so most everyone would be able to do this hike. It does get a bit steep, with rocks to navigate near the top. Follow […]

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Walking By The Lake in “Spring”

I’ve begun walking each afternoon just before the bus comes.  It is officially Spring, but you wouldn’t know it by the cold 30 and 40 degree temps we’ve been having. Since I have to drive the 1/4 mile to the bus stop each day anyway, I decided I’d go early and walk for about an […]

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Black Bears Leave Their Mark

While walking in the woods with my cats, I came across some signs that the bear or bears had been looking for food. I know that black bears will tear up dead trees looking for bugs to eat and there are quite a few dead trees in my woods that look as if that is […]

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