Category Archives: Travel

Cricket Hill Garden…It truly is “Peony Heaven”

Everyone said when we moved to our house in Litchfield that we should observe the landscape for a year to see what blooms in spring.  We’ve had so many pleasant surprises but for sure the most elaborate display of flowers … Continue reading

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And the seasons, they go round and round!

There hasn’t been a season since our arrival in May of last year that has been, according to the locals, “normal”.  Cold, rainy spring, cool summer, warm fall and freezing winter with a Nor’easter once a week for three weeks…IN … Continue reading

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Oh Christmas Tree…

You know how good friends sometimes just seem to know what you need even if you don’t know it yourself.  Peggy called me on Friday and said, “You’ve been working so hard, I want to take you to a magical … Continue reading

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Winter in New England

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer … Continue reading

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Inheriting a garden…

I haven’t had a veggie garden since I was a child living in Blauvelt, New York.  Most years, some time around Memorial Day when we hoped we had experienced  the last frost of the season we would plant tomatoes, zucchini, … Continue reading

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At home in Litchfield County, Connecticut

I haven’t blogged in so  long  it’s hard to  know where to begin but I think it makes sense to start at the beginning of our new adventure.  After selling our home in Fort Worth  in May we drove cross … Continue reading

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The Peace and Power of Gong Meditation and Sound Therapy

I’m usually blogging about journeys of the physical kind… food, cities, states or countries that require the movement of the self from one geography to the next.  Today however I experienced a journey of the mind and spirit thanks to … Continue reading

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White Sands National Monument…Never Underestimate the Desert!

White Sands National Monument is just a 1.25 hour drive from Ruidoso, New Mexico.   From the first moment I read about it  I knew it was a place I had to visit.  We set off on our road trip … Continue reading

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Wild horses couldn’t drag me away! In search of wildlife in the Sierra Blanca Range of Lincoln National Forest.

I keep dreaming of my National Geographic moment, the time when I will witness a great feat of nature, be part of a once in a lifetime wildlife experience. Something safe and not too disturbing of course, but something big… … Continue reading

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On the road again to Ruidoso, New Mexico!

We always end up leaving late, the planned 6am blast off absolutely did not happen but we were only an hour behind, not bad for our first long road trip with the dogs! We were inspired by the story of … Continue reading

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