CFFC: Apple Red Colors Great time of year for red! It’s definitely the top of the line color of the season. I’m glad I took a lot of pictures of my Christmas cactus. As expected, the blooming is over long before… Read More ›
Autumn foliage in NE
Festival of Leaves 2022: Week #9 – Most of the Leaves Have Fallen Indeed they have fallen and all the trees are completely bare. It happened incredibly fast. Literally, overnight, we went from and incredible fall to naked trees and… Read More ›
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FARMS ALONG THE BLACKSTONE My favorite walk is along the big farms by the Blackstone River. We chat with the cows and horses and the chicken are always ready for a chat!
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A WALK IN THE WOODS We live in the woods. You might say we are always walking in the woods, though in October, for at least 10 days of it, we were walking through the most outrageous and awesome woods… Read More ›
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ALONG OUR OWN DRIVEWAY AS AUTUMN FADES Photos: Owen Kraus and Marilyn Armstrong Our Japanese maple is the first tree to grow leaves in the spring and the last to lose them in the fall. It stays green as all… Read More ›
AUTUMN COMES, AUTUMN GOES, MEMORY LINGERS
Best of the Week: Autumn Green Green mixed with red and gold. Oh may, what an autumn! It wasn’t long, but it was powerful.
WALKING SQUARE 2
RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF TOWN When we moved here and began to explore a bit, I discovered the dam and waterfall in the middle of town and I knew we’d found the right place. Any town with a river… Read More ›
FOTD – November 4 – Autumn Leaves It’s really a pun because the autumn is leaving, but this is about autumn leaves. English is a funny language sometimes.
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AUTUMN WALKS IN THE BRIGHT LEAVES Summer was brutal. Too hot to go anywhere or do much of anything, we spent most of it indoors hoping we’d get some rain before we ran out of water (we don’t have “city… Read More ›
WHERE ARE THE PUMPKINS?
I’ve got a few right here — and I’ve got the pumpkin song I learned in elementary school. I thought everyone knew that song. Apparently only kids who went to school in New York during the 1950s knew it, but… Read More ›
THE HOLIDAYS WHICH CELEBRATED THE END OF THE HARVEST It froze last night marking the first night of frost for this year — and the official end of harvest. Samhain is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest as well as the… Read More ›
GHOSTS IN THE CEMETERY
I’ve been drawing ghosts in our graveyard since March. Finally, Halloween — All Hallows Eve or perhaps for some, Samhain — has come! The stones in this cemetery date back to the early 1700s. Surely there must be at least… Read More ›
GLOWING CLOSEUPS – LATE OCTOBER
Festival of Leaves 2022 Week #6: October Color in the Blackstone Valley I keep thinking that with each long period of rain, the leaves will all drop. They are dropping, but not all of them. Some are actually just at peak… Read More ›
LATE GOLDEN OCTOBER DAYS
Festival of Leaves 2022 Week #6: Late October Color in the Blackstone Valley All photographs: Garry Armstrong It may not be the absolutely last day of this beautiful autumn, but it’s getting close. I went to bring down the recycling bin… Read More ›
AS AUTUMN ENDS
FOTD – October 26 – Golden Woods When I look “out back” behind the house, it seems so odd that the ash tree is gone. It has been a big part of our visuals since we moved here. The good news… Read More ›
QUESTIONS – TIME OVER COFFEE
Question Time Over Coffee – 11’ish Questions Once a Week This caught my eye because it asked a question to which I actually have an answer. I got the answer because at one point — briefly — I was a… Read More ›