Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

a few things...

Peter gathered these beautiful pine cones from around the yard, downed by the wild winds up here on Braintree Hill. As a centerpiece, I think they are prettier than a crystal bowl from Tiffany's. 
There are sap buckets all over the neighborhood...a sure sign of spring in these parts. We are looking forward to the day when we can make our own maple syrup.  Just not quite yet.

And hey, ladies and gentlemen, have you heard the news? Hip hip hooray! Now, to the rest of the country, wake up and step up!

And last but not least, check this out.  My friend Judy has posted a bit about my very own Mumsie.  (I actually found Judy's blog through my Mom).  Love the connections we've all made!


  1. The pine cones do look lovely. You've got surprisingly little snow cover left...guess mud season is on its way! It's nice to see that your neighbors are still using sap buckets...most of the Vermont sugar houses that i know of have gone to plastic tubing and it's just so unappealing!

    Congratulations to the good people of the state of Vermont for making marriage accessible to all.

    Oh, so Elaine of the lovely daffodil card is your mum? Nice!!

  2. Sounds like you are gearing up for spring at A Bit of Earth! Enjoyed seeing the link to your mom's daffodils.
    Great news about Vermont's inclusiveness! It's a slow struggle, but good to see each new step forward!