On a fine spring day in May, a morning mist rises as snowmelt from the peaks of Vermont and New Hampshire spills over the long slope of Holyoke’s granite dam.
Wildflowers—on my own home turf here, at the southern end of the Connecticut: this should be fun.
Organic Bounty from Windsor Soils
When I visited Deep Meadow Farm on a late spring day, colorful rows of vegetables lined many of the fields. Cohen and several of his fifteen employees—multitasking while overseeing activities on a busy morning—graciously provided a tour and overview of the property.
Thornton W. Burgess
Thornton W. Burgess, who was born nine years after the Civil War and died in 1965, was well ahead of his time.
Ride the Connecticut River on Two Wheels
My husband, Paul, and I love to explore by bicycle, and we love a water view. When you can combine the two, it’s a recipe for a great day out. The Connecticut River affords many attractive options. In this article, I describe one on the lower Connecticut and one in New Hampshire and Vermont.
It’s hard to believe that a tree could save a democracy, but according to legend, that’s exactly what happened when Sir Edmund Andros arrived in the Connecticut colony in 1687 to collect the royal charter given to the Puritan settlers by King Charles II in 1662.
One Photograph- The BIG Camera
But from the first few dreamy days of April on well into May, where better to discover springtime than in one’s own patch of cozy, quaint New England woods?
Gardening for Good- The Best Time to Garden
Those familiar cinnamon plumes, waving in unison from their towering vantage point above our marshes and sand dunes, were not always so abundant, or robust.
Celebratory Ecology- My Appreciation of the Brant
Streamside walking connects us with the splendors of flowing water on our Water Planet.
Below the Surface- The “Silver” Eel
It seemed like just another spring day when we stopped at the Salmon River, a tidewater tributary of the Connecticut River that splits the towns of Haddam and East Haddam, Connecticut.
From the Publisher- On My Mind…
My father operated a farm in Maryland in 1944 and planted five acres of string beans, all to go toward the war effort.
Wildlife Wonders- Soaring with Red-Tailed Hawks
As black bear populations continue to grow in the Connecticut River Valley and beyond, now more than ever there’s a need for people and public officials to work together to sustain a healthy bear population.
Estuary for Young Readers
I put my hand out in front of me like I’m offering to shake and say: “How do you do, sir. I’m called JJ, just like my father, and his father, and his father before him. We’re all ferrymen here in Old Saybrook, and we’re all called JJ.”
What’s for Dinner- Bounties of the Fall Harvest
Yum yum summertime…and what better way to celebrate than to have a barbeque! Our choices are diverse, but let’s focus on what’s fresh and readily available at this time of the year. What comes to mind? … Corn and tomatoes, which can be prepared with a minimum of fuss…and what a delight to the eyes as well.