Edges

This week we had typical March weather—an edge between winter and spring. Temperatures hovering around freezing, breezy, some rain, the landscape muted and, to my eyes, beautiful with greys, browns, and other quiet colors. But underneath it all the sounds, smells and sights of Spring—pale greens and reds in the tree branches, green shoots in…

On starting a blog

You never know what doing something is really like until you’ve plunged in.  I started taking horseback riding lessons at age 43, because I have been a horse-crazy girl since age 5 when our neighbors acquired what I now know to be two very naughty shetland ponies. At the time, my sister, then four years…

First Day of Spring

Today, winter aconite, pansies, and crocuses are blooming. Pansies bloomed all winter long, this year, but still I don’t take them for granted. Daffodils in the sunny spot against the wall are budded out and will probably bloom in a few days. Everything is weeks early this year. Today is the first day of Spring,…