Category Archives: Out and about

SITY: High-Flying Spider

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SITY: Halloween Decorations

I haven’t put up any Halloween decorations. I usually don’t, because we don’t get trick-or-treaters here, and I spend enough on costumes as it is. But out in the yard, the plants and animals have started creating their own holiday … Continue reading

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SITY: The Bugs Are Watching

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SITY: What’s Beautiful Today?

I spent some time outside this morning taking pictures. I found quite a few beautiful things, including this cicada skin. According to Wikipedia, the term for this is “exuviae,” meaning “things stripped from a body.” I’ve seen a lot of … Continue reading

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My Vacation: Part I

Our vacation destination was a cottage on a lake located about six hours from our home. It’s a long drive and, as is usually the case, we left late. We also hit traffic. As a result, we arrived after dark. … Continue reading

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Walking in Snow and Ice

I went for a walk today. I am sore all over, but it was good to go. I need to go more often. Imagine the snow is just deep enough to swallow your feet whole. The ice on top is … Continue reading

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Soup & Stuff

I’ve managed to catch yet another cold. And what do I do when I get a cold? I call up the Vietnamese restaurant and order “healing soup,” known more commonly to the rest of the world as “chicken pho.” So … Continue reading

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Just Like “The Lorax”

As I was driving to CT a few months ago, I was surprised to see piles of trees along the side of the highway. I was awed by the scope of the destruction. It went on and on. And then, … Continue reading

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Two Trees With Character

I like a trees. I particularly like trees with character, such as this one. This tree is located near the Icefalls. It has more trunks than is usual, and I wonder why. What benefit is there for a tree to … Continue reading

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Vacation 2015

Dear Kids, Here are some random stories about our 2015 summer vacation. We vacationed at a cottage on Ossipee Lake in New Hampshire. There are many oaks growing around the cottage, and the acorns can be a real nuisance, especially … Continue reading

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