Saturday, January 30, 2016

The cocktail garden

Warm today, 40-ish, but it will be a while before we have cocktails out here again.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy new year

A view of the backyard as the sun goes down on the first day of a new year.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Blooming ...

... on the berm by the road. Spring is starting to show.

Sunday, February 23, 2014


We're running short on places to put the snow. Another foot or more a few days ago. Frigid temperatures in the forecast again this week.

Meanwhile, the deer move through the woods in the backyard.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Deep and cold: Seventh Day December

 The view out to the vegetable garden. Below: Homemade vegetable soup.

We're enveloped in winter. We have just under 3 feet of snow on the ground thanks to a three-day storm earlier this week. Bitter cold followed almost as soon as the snow stopped.

It's beautiful and brutal. Time to break out the snowshoes and stoke ourselves with hot food, hot tea and our favorite port.

With everything buried, it's even more comforting to have a simple Saturday supper of vegetable soup with carrots, onions, potatoes, green beans and tomatoes from the garden. The harvest lives on.

Make yourself a cup of tea or pour yourself a glass of port and take a look at Seventh Day December.