I’ve heard since at least last week that the cherry blossoms in DC are on a tear and are already popping. Uh… sorta yes and a lotta no. Continue Reading →
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The weather here in central Maryland has been out of the ordinary this winter… not much in the way of cold temperatures; no measurable accumulations of snow (yet); hardly any ice (the local ponds skimmed over for only a couple of days so far); the birds haven’t cleaned us out of seed; etc.
Definitely not “normal”. Continue Reading →
I don’t know how many degrees above normal our region has been during this winter, but we normally don’t see daffodils at this stage of growth for another month and a half at least.
My barber gave me pause the other day.
I was getting trimmed up for our annual family gathering on Thanksgiving (today), and I decided I was going to engage him in conversation. Mind you, I’ve been going to this barbershop for about ten years now and have had this specific barber cut my hair on a number of those occasions — yet I’d never heard him say more than just a few words per visit. I didn’t know if he was reserved, introverted, or simply a man of few words, but I wanted to connect with him. Continue Reading →
Now this is EXCELLENT car camping. I don’t know specifically where the location of this campground might be found (somewhat close to L’Anse aux Meadows is all I can remember), but it was indicative of all the campgrounds we encountered during our stay in Newfoundland some 24 years ago — super clean, empty (we were usually the only ones there), and very nice. The campgrounds we stayed at usually had one caretaker on duty, HEATED bathrooms (WOW!!!), low entry fees, and wonderful camping sites.
In the early days of our marriage, we went camping over the weekend two-to-three times per month. My back can no longer handle, that so our forays into the wild are a lot more curtailed these days.