Spring... You've been teasing us with warm days and buds bursting from the soil with new life.  And then you turn around and shower us with sleet, and snow for days on end, and through clouds of steel give us only glimpses of sunshine.  Some days I think you are positively mean.  And then I realize...it is not Spring...it is still winter...for a few more days.  Winter officially departs and lovely dear Spring rides in March 20, at precisely 7:02 AM EDT.     It fascinates me that on this first day of Spring...day and night are each approximately 12 hours long. Did you know that the … [Read more...]

  Are you familiar with the artists who are known as painters of light? They capture a moment in time when the light is perfectly golden, or that moment when the street lights first begin to appear just before twilight.  That magical time of day.     After spending a few hours hiking in the shadows of the mountain it was time to head for home.  On the drive we rounded a curve, and as we did everything became golden in the light.  I asked my husband to stop the car and turn around so that I could attempt to capture it with my pocket camera.     I think you can get a … [Read more...]