Author: Catherine

Rhodora

I never heard of rhodora before we moved to Maine. I learned about it from an article that made it sound amazing and mystical and very rare. I had the impression it was a...

Cloth story for now

This cloth is ready to take a rest now. Here it is when I had just a few seams left to stitch. I enjoyed seeing it in folds as I maneuvered the strips into...

Bird seed buffet

In the morning, before I left the bedroom, Sam called up from downstairs. This is unusual, but there was a sight to see. Our bird feeder is squirrel-proof, but not bear-proof (been knocked over...

Planting potatoes

The dandelions are blooming, time to plant potatoes. We’ve always planted them in the two raised beds in the back, as well as one row in the front garden. I got the back beds...

Bluets

I’m really admiring the bluets in the yards around here right now. Houstonia caerulea, a native plant. Also known as Quaker ladies or “pissabeds” by old timers. Someone somewhere back in time was aware...

Act local

There’s a lot going on around here. My partner decided to run for the town select board. He’s never done this before. Maybe it’s a change of heart due to his bypass surgery in...

The bluebird of happiness

I am happy to say we saw this bluebird on our bird feeder today AND then checking out the vacant bluebird house in the side yard. There are bluebirds nesting near us, through the...