seasons

A different perspective

Last weekend, generous friends took us on a boat ride in our local Narragansett Bay. I used to work on the water for a few different jobs throughout college and I forgot how much I missed it. Being on the water like that makes me feel almost electric – especially when reached the mouth of […] Read more…

In My Garden, July 17th, 2013

 I’m a bit embarrassed to show you these photos – since the last garden update, I totally fried my kale and broccoli plants. I sprayed them in the middle of a hot, sunny day with a mixture of dishsoap and water to kill the aphids that were munching tiny holes in them. Big Mistake. I’ve […] Read more…

Summer Interlude

I haven’t been exploring much this week, so unfortunately I do not have a new place to write about. Instead, I thought I’d share some of the little things that are making me happy this summer. We’ve had fantastically hot, sunny days here the last two weeks and I’m grateful for it (I can say […] Read more…

Strawberry Picking at Sweet Berry Farm

Last weekend, Jeff and I went strawberry picking at Sweet Berry Farm in Middletown, RI.  You may recall that we have a few strawberry plants of our own, but those pesky bunnies got to them first. I really need to find a netting solution to cover the plants.  Anyway, it’s always a pleasure to drive […] Read more…

Early Spring at Blithewold Mansion, Bristol, RI

Blithewold Mansion, Gardens, and Arboretum is a 33-acre summer estate located in Bristol, RI that overlooks Narragansett Bay. They open each year with Daffodil Days, an event that celebrates Spring with thousands upon thousands of daffodils bursting open along their winding woodland and garden paths. The gardens at Blithewold are stunning and include a bamboo forest, a vegetable […] Read more…

Cranberry Picking in Carver, MA

Last fall, I learned about an interesting local Travelzoo deal – an opportunity to go cranberry picking and tour cranberry bogs in Carver, Massachusetts. I was really looking forward to it but thought we’d be one of only a few people on the tour. When we showed up at the first tour stop, I was […] Read more…

Old Stone Orchard, Little Compton, RI

It’s become a fall tradition to go apple picking at Old Stone Orchard in Little Compton, RI. I love the pastoral setting, the apple selection (they have my favorite Honeycrisps) and that it is right down the street from a favorite local breakfast spot, The Barn.  It is also the first farm I’d visited where […] Read more…

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