Category: The Great Outdoors

The Beauty of Transition and Change

What We can Learn from the Shift Between Winter and Spring Here we are, already near the end of March. The first day of spring has arrived, and you can feel it in the air, hear it in the birdsong. But what exactly is… Continue Reading “The Beauty of Transition and Change”

February and the Foods of Deep Winter

February. By this month, we’re in deep winter. Normally we would have had several snowstorms by now, but this winter has been disappointingly mild. A reminder that climate change is real and ever-present…but I’m still holding strong to the late-winter feelings and energies, honoring… Continue Reading “February and the Foods of Deep Winter”

On Birds and the Season of Rest

January is a slow month, season-wise. Everything in nature has settled down, entering hibernation or a more gentle routine. Most of the plants are bare. What birds are still around are slowly hopping around in the leaves, looking for fruit or bugs to nibble… Continue Reading “On Birds and the Season of Rest”

Welcoming a new chapter

As I curl up on this winter night with a warm cup of chamomile tea, I find myself itching to blog again. That’s the funny thing about this blog; it ebbs and flows, and while I’m always writing, and articles get published, and life… Continue Reading “Welcoming a new chapter”

Read in The Black River Journal- Whittemore CCC: A Celebration of Community, Culture and Conservation in Hunterdon County

Art, music, nature and food all have a place in the “symphony” at Whittemore CCC, where Community, Culture and Conservation share center stage. Hidden in the trees of an unassuming road just off I-78 in Oldwick, Whittemore is a buzzing hub of creativity, where… Continue Reading “Read in The Black River Journal- Whittemore CCC: A Celebration of Community, Culture and Conservation in Hunterdon County”

Trailblazer: Finding Peace in our own Backyards

The past year has been a difficult, life-changing one for everyone, with everyone being impacted in different ways. But for many, the past year has also provided the opportunity for discovery; self-discovery, discovery of new hobbies, of places to visit close to home…And some,… Continue Reading “Trailblazer: Finding Peace in our own Backyards”

Musician Spotlight: Playful Banter

In tumultuous times, music can seem familiar, like the embrace of an old friend. In good times, listening to the right music can feel like embarking on a road trip with that old friend, complete with a sense of freedom and some playful banter.… Continue Reading “Musician Spotlight: Playful Banter”

Road Trip Reminiscing, Part III: Letchworth State Park

This article is Part III of a three-part series. To read Part I, please click here. To read Part II, please click here. Travel is something I’ve been craving extra lately. When the world is in quarantine and traveling even within your own community… Continue Reading “Road Trip Reminiscing, Part III: Letchworth State Park”

Road Trip Reminiscing, Part I: Niagara Falls

It’s been a while since I’ve updated this blog with a post…lately life has been busy, busy, busy, and while I’ve had this blog post in my notebook for a while now, it had taken me some time to type it up, edit it,… Continue Reading “Road Trip Reminiscing, Part I: Niagara Falls”

A Conversation with Matt Monaco – Part II

This article is Part II of a two-part series. To read Part I, click here. Last week, I published Part I of a conversation with musician, urban farmer, and activist Matt Monaco, where we discussed his start in music, his EP The Road We… Continue Reading “A Conversation with Matt Monaco – Part II”