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Go to the Lobster Pool

Guilty Pleasures April 3, 2014

If you need a taste of summer, I suggest going to the Lobster Pool.  Why? Sigh… Eat a great dinner and watch thesunset from the Lobster Pool.  It sits on Folly’s Cove, which conveniently cuts into the land making it westward facing over the water.  Living in the Northeast, this is a gem. Throw an […]

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Sea Glass

Hump Day Shorts August 8, 2012

Glass. How long will it take for this new Bath Aqua Glass in Bath, England to become sea glass? Will it ever make its way to an ocean to be tumbled and rubbed, eventually lodging on a beach and then landing in a beachcomber’s pocket? In Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff, there is a brilliant […]

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Crack of Dawn

Hump Day Shorts August 8, 2012

I can hardly type.  I need both hands to scratch the bites from the greenhead flies and the no-see-ems.  A bit of ice, together with some Cortizone, will calm them down for a few minutes. Beyond the bites… Isn’t it remarkable how She saves just enough paint from Sunset to create Crack of Dawn?   […]

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Sunset

Hump Day Shorts August 7, 2012

Do you love a good sunset?  The Malcolms do. Although it’s arguable on Bill’s side of the family when that beautiful sunset actually occurs.  What part of it is the most spellbinding. Years ago while vacationing with Bill’s family in Florida, we dropped towels on a beach just in time to watch the sunset.  The […]

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Geraniums?

Me & My Boys July 20, 2012

Thanks to the heat, we’ve spent the last few days indoors and the old bites are scabbed over and not itching as much.  Thanks to friends, yesterday we ventured forth with a new no-see-um repellent. DEET in Back Woods Off didn’t seem to faze them.  Skinstastic, they eat it for breakfast.  Welcome EcoSmart, an organic spray […]

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Liquid Farming: Fishing & Problem-solving

Guilty Pleasures July 9, 2012
bait

We’ve been throwing lines into the Annisquam River to fish.    From the beach or the 12×15 dock, there is a lot of ducking, casting, and reeling.  Plus mid-air swinging of lead hooks.  And plunked down rods when “I’ve-got-to-jump-in-now!” hits.  Leaving baited hooks and bare feet and a griping mother on the dock.  And giggles and […]

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