07 Oct

Autumn Splendor

Most of the swamp maples in our area have reached their peak of bright colors.

Caught at just the right time of the day, their colors seem to glow.

The rest of trees will reach their peak this weekend – right on time as always.

Autumn has always been my favorite season here in New England, with Spring coming in a close second.

How lucky we are to live in an area where we get to experience all of Mother Nature’s glorious seasons!

04 Sep

Earthflight Nature Show on PBS


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 So excited about a new Nature show on PBS!

I just got an email from the Audubon Society – and none to soon either.

This new show is in conjunction with PBS’s Nature show and the Audubon Society and the first in the series begins tonight at 8:00.

It is called Earthflight, and the series will run for six weeks.

This special presentation from Nature took four years to make and it is filmed across six continents.

There were some trained birds involved that wore tiny HD cameras on their backs so I am sure the photography and video in this series is going to be spectacular.

Nature has always been one of my favorite shows and when they get the birds involved, well, it doesn’t get any better than that!

15 May

Screech Owl

Getting ready for bed the other night, I paused beside the open window to listen to an Owl hooting not too far away.

I love to hear their call just as much as I love to listen to the other birds during the day.

It was a little bit before five o’clock in the morning when I heard him again, and I almost jumped out of bed at his sound.

The Robins were beginning their daily welcome to the day when there was a loud screech just outside the window.

The robins all stopped their song as everyone just froze and listened.

Then I hear that familiar hooting again, and I realized what had made that noise.

It was the first time I have heard a screech owl, and it was certainly a shocker.

Within a few minutes the morning returned to normal, the robins singing with the cardinals joining in.

Hope all was well with the owl too!

12 Apr

Parking Made Easy

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There is a new service at 22 airports across the United States.

We do not have one near us yet, but as our airport grows, I bet they will jump on the bandwagon to be part of this national chain.

The Parking Spot is a new service for airport parking that makes things easier for travellers.

They offer shuttles every 5-7 minutes to the airport and they are always open.

There are airport parking reservations available for those who like to plan everything out.

Depending on what airport you use, there is covered parking for your vehicle as well as open-air parking too.

Some locations even have valet parking.

The facilities are well lit and fully fenced for security while you are away.

They will help you with your luggage and will provide chilled water for your comfort.

Some locations even offer several car care services that include washing your car or changing your oil.

If you are a frequent traveller, then the Spot Club that they offer has many great features that can help you cut down on parking expenses.

Joining the club is free, and by using it you can earn points that give you one free day of parking for every seven paid days.

You can use this card to make automated checking in  and out quick and easy.

When you link it to a credit card, everything can be done with this one card.

Check out the Parking Spot  to see if they have a location at your airport.

It will certaily make starting and ending your vacation much easier.

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21 Mar

A New Puppy

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We have been giving it a lot of thought lately.

Adding a new puppy to our home has been a discussion for about a year now.

We still have the feral cat that adopted us many years ago, and we thought when something happened to him, we would get a dog.

Thankfully, Rusty the cat is still around, and from his actions with the neighbor's dog that visits regularly, I don't think he would overly mind having a puppy around.

We had a large dog many years ago, but this time around a smaller one is in order.

A lot less dirt and work with a smaller dog is what us older folk need.

And then there is the business of the ticks and fleas.

I tell you, I haven't missed them all these years, and I know they are bound to be around with an indoor pet.

But there is a new way of controlling them that wasn't around when we had our first dog.

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Once a month the dog is given a dose, and the Vectra treatment begins working in five minutes.

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It even stays working after bathing and swimming.

And all of this is available through the dog's vet.

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Sounds like taking care of a dog has gotten a bit easier these days and that's just what we need since we are not getting any younger!




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14 Feb

Earth From Space on NOVA

We watched a great show show last night on PBS’s show NOVA.

It was titled: Earth From Space.

It was a two hour special that we didn’t even know was on until we discovered it while going through the channels – so glad we caught it from the beginning.

It was a very well put together program that interacted with several NASA scientists as they explained what the 120 satellites do that are in orbit around our plant.

There were great visuals from the satellites and all the explanations were very easy to understand and they really held the attention.

Our beautiful planet maintains such a delicate balance of all the forces that support life.

It is seriously a circle of life, all dependent on everything working flawlessly together to keep it all going.

From space and the sun, to the atmosphere surrounding us, to all the surface elements, and to the heartbeat deep within the the planet itself.

Every aspect is explored and explained, and it was extremely interesting to view.

I was amazed at what these satellites capture and how the scientists are able to put it all together.

If you get a chance to view this program it is well worth your time.

We live on an amazing planet and all the forces that work to support life on it are just as amazing.

A very delicate balance that shows how life is really a true gift to us all!

29 Jan

Lots of Robins

I haven’t seen any robins around my house, but just a couple miles away it was a different story.

Temps have been in the single digits this past week with the night time ones below zero degrees.

So I was very surprised to see all these robins.

While driving into a small shopping center, I noticed a few Robins sitting in a bare tree.

They then flew over to another group of trees, and that’s when I had quite the sight.

There had to be over thirty robins, and all of then were very plump and looking well-fed.

Don’t have any idea where they are keeping themselves warm since they are usually in the warmer climates at this time of the year.

And they must be eating a lot of something to be as big as they were.

I am hoping that seeing them means that we are going to have an early spring.

With Ground Hog day only being a few days away, I hope he has that very same opinion that the robins do!

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