Pleasant View Wildlife Sanctuary

Berkshires Getaway

Traveling is in my blood, so it’s been a strange experience to be grounded for more than a year. Well, I haven’t been totally grounded. I saw my family in September, and Allen and I have done a few local one-night stays. Last month, we headed a couple of hours west to spend the night […]

Bullough's Pond

Newton Rambles

Allen and I went to Newton to run an errand the other day, and the weather was lovely. So we decided to visit a pond and a park while in the area. Bullough’s Pond is a small pond in a residential neighborhood. Only half of it is accessible to the public, so it’s a short […]

Fushimi Inari trail map

A New Year?

We’re 11 days in to the new year, but it doesn’t feel like a new year. It feels like a continuation of 2020: B-A-D bad. I might want to go back to 2020, actually. Well, before January 6, I kicked off the new birthday list with a trip to Fushimi Inari shrine in Kyoto, Japan. […]

Nahanton Park

Suburban Wilds

Allen and I have been discovering so many new parks and natural areas this summer. Our neighboring suburb of Newton is a treasure trove of such places. We’ve been to a few parks that are so untouched, so verdant, that they look and feel like jungles. We didn’t last too long at Nahanton Park because […]

Gardens at Elm Bank

Gardens at Elm Bank

Allen and I have been exploring a lot of parks and gardens the past few months. I feel grateful to live near so many interesting and historic public green spaces. We visited the Gardens at Elm Bank the other day. It is run by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, so there are a number of different […]