Visit From a New Hampshire Tree Frog

In Florida the bright green tree frogs are everywhere. Until recently I didn’t know that here in New England we also have northern tree frogs. The gray tree frog has skin that looks like the bark of a tree in fact. A few weeks ago, this little guy sat on the edge of my outside […]

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My Winter Owl

Photos have been sitting in my camera all winter, but I finally downloaded them and managed to get them a bit organized. This barred owl was a regular visitor to my backyard. He had a favorite branch where I’d watch him sit for hours, but one day he perched up on this post. ¬†If he […]

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Indian Pudding

Originally posted on A Taste of Morning:
Indian Pudding is a traditional New England dessert which can be traced back to the 18th century. I developed a ¬†fondness for it when I lived in the Boston area. For some reason, though, it is relatively unknown outside of New England. Here is a brief history of…

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Painted Turtles Grabbing Some Sun

As I was walking near Gregg Lake in New Hampshire last week getting some foliage photos, I kept hearing the “plop” of turtles leaving their sunning platforms as they heard my footsteps on the road. I had my eyes open for the heron that can usually be found in the area, but never saw him […]

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White Hair in Our Bird’s Nest

A few years ago, when we were renting a house in Hopkinton, New Hampshire, this little bird’s nest fell out of a tree. We found it in the backyard. The amazing thing about it was the fact that we knew what material was used to build some of it. There are white strands around the […]

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