• Recreation in New England

    Close to Home

      I climbed this mountain years ago when my kids were small. My daughter was only 3. This is Mount Monadnock. It has a little spring at the top of the mountain, on the White Dot trail. Part of the trail, from what I remember, is a rough hike. There were lots of areas where one needed to climb the rocks. That was the White Dot Trail – back around 1992. It’s been a while, so things may have changed. It was the only trail I’ve ever been on, so I don’t know what the others are like. I didn’t like the way the trails were marked for coming back…

  • Blogging

    Butterfly Solitude – Rule of Thirds – #photo101

    This photo was taken last summer by my DH. He has gotten pretty handy with the camera. It is the closest we have to the rule of thirds, and is the one and only monarch butterfly we saw that year. For some reason they have become scarce in New Hampshire over the past couple of years. He had to take the picture to prove that we actually saw one.

  • Blogging,  ROW80,  writing

    No Rain for our Home Turf – #ROW80 Check In

    Snow! That’s what we found when we woke up this morning – more snow. Just when I thought maybe, just maybe our winter was going to turn out to be a bit milder than in the past years the snow came back. Now we are looking toward the cold returning too. I don’t know why all of a sudden the weather forecasters have to keep calling the cold as the Polar Vortex. Have they been watching the sci-fi channel too much? Just call it what it is – cold weather. Why not, isn’t it winter? One thing about living in New England, if you don’t like the weather, just wait…

  • ROW80,  writing

    NaNoWriMo is around the Corner – #ROW80

    Friday ! Who can’t wait for Friday to get here? If you are thinking it is just the beginning of the weekend, then you must not be a writer. This Friday is November 1st. The first of November marks the beginning of none other than Na No Wri Mo. That is National Novel Writing Month. It is the challenge where you are to write a novel of 50,000 in a month. That is 1654 words a day or something to that extent to meet the challenge. No cheating now! What will I work on? Hmmm… At first I thought of working on the next Orgarlan book for this challenge, but I…