seasons

Halfway Pond Trail

When we want to get away but can’t really go far, Jeff and I usually head to Cape Cod or nearby Plymouth, MA. We woke up on a sunny and gorgeous weekend morning, decided to ditch our household chores and escape for a hike with the dog. I was looking for a new trail to explore […] Read more…

Tower Hill Botanic Garden Tour

We’d been to Tower Hill Botanic Garden before, to escape the winter blues. But I was so excited to drive up there on a gorgeous fall weekend and finally see the outdoor gardens. Tower Hill Botanic Garden is the home of the Worcester County Horticultural Society, a nonprofit organization with the goal of advancing the science and improving the […] Read more…

Making Rose Hip Jam

I had just finished telling a friend that I’d heard you can make jam from the rose hips of the beach rose plant, Rosa rugosa when a fateful email newsletter arrived from the Goldenrod Foundation. HECK YES I DO! It was yet another unseasonably warm and gorgeous fall day, and the drive past the forests and […] Read more…

Tomato Day at Casey Farm

Casey Farm is a historic, working farm in Saunderstown, RI. The property is situated on a rolling hill overlooking Narragansett Bay, and driving by this picturesque farm is the highlight of my daily commute. Casey Farm’s Coastal Growers Market was voted one of the top 5 Farmers’ Markets in New England by Yankee Magazine. My friend Kendalyn invited me […] Read more…

The wild side of Bristol

Bristol, RI is probably most famous for being home to the oldest continuous Independence Day Celebration in the country. Seriously, people start yelling “Happy Fourth (or Fowth depending on how long you’ve lived in RI for)” to each other in early June.  The whole two weeks leading up to the parade is slightly chaotic mix of free outdoor […] Read more…

Snowshoeing in Weetamoo Woods

I’ve written about Weetamoo Woods before, but this time we went specifically to snowshoe. Here in Rhode Island, we don’t often get enough accumulation to use snowshoes. I’ll always remember how pathetic I must have looked the year I got them as a Christmas gift and in my excitement proceeded to try to use them […] Read more…

Wreath Making at Faella Farm

A friend signed me up for a wreath making workshop held at Faella Farm in Peace Dale, RI yesterday. I woke up early and drove over in the sunny cold, listening to Christmas music and trying to get into the spirit. When I arrived, the other participants were already cutting their greens and chatting affably. The […] Read more…

Shining Sea Bikeway, Falmouth, MA

We headed back to the Cape last weekend, to check out the Shining Sea Bikeway – a 10 mile bikepath that runs from Falmouth to Woods Hole, MA. It was a beautiful and warm fall day once again, and the views of the foliage, marshes, and beaches from the path were incredible. [cranberry bog] [these […] Read more…

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