Russell Orchard's lilac wine

Flowers + Wine = ?

Allen and I made it to Crane Beach at the very end of the summer. Every trip to this beautiful beach calls for a trip to Russell Orchards, since it’s en route to the beach. Russell’s has a farm store with produce, baked goods, gifts, ice cream, and a large section of its own fruit […]

World's End, Hingham

World’s End

Because of the global pandemic, I was not able to go on vacation for my birthday this year. But my partner and I did go on a brief jaunt to a park we hadn’t been to, the aptly named World’s End. Aptly named because I feel like I have been on a journey to the […]

Ward's Pond

Discovering a Local Pond

Like many people, I have spent a sizable chunk of my adult life thinking about, making plans for, and anticipating my next vacation. And then fully reveling in that vacation. At the moment, the health of my family and friends, neighbors, and strangers (and, of course, my own) is at the forefront of my mind […]

Blithewold Mansion backyard

Birthday in Bristol

While we’re talking about birthdays…Allen and I went to Bristol, Rhode Island, for my birthday. I wasn’t feeling very well, so we didn’t see as much of the town as we normally would. But we did visit Colt State Park… …and Blithewold Mansion. We also walked around the downtown area and had a few good […]

Belhurst Castle

Birthday in the Finger Lakes

My mom and I like to travel together, so I planned to take her somewhere for her birthday earlier this year. Wanting to find a unique place to stay that wasn’t too far from Rochester, I came upon Belhurst Castle, which is on one of the Finger Lakes. We stayed in a separate building that […]