Thanksgiving has come and gone, and the holiday season of gift-giving is upon us. It's been a tough six months for many people and perhaps we all should be thinking of alternative presents from the usual clothes, games, gadgets, and so on. … [Read more...] about Gift Giving 2020: Perhaps a Different Kettle of Fish?
Wow, is it easy to be glum these days. With winter approaching, full of dire predictions of virus and flu germs on the march, I find myself creating a mental list of "cannots." Can't go out to lunch with friends. Can't go to the movies. Can't fly to … [Read more...] about Antidotes to a COVID Winter: Hygge & Friluftsliv
The leaves have almost totally dropped to the forest floor and late afternoon light has changed from that of mid-summer. "Sing a song of seasons! Something bright in all! Flowers in the summer, Fires in the fall!” Robert Louis … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving–COVID Style
National Dessert Day is October 14! Did you know that our English word "dessert" comes from the French desservir which means to remove what has been served. Makes sense, right!?! Dessert is served after the main course unless you live by … [Read more...] about Celebrate National Dessert Day!
Believe it or not, fall is a great time to watch butterflies. Why? They are getting ready to migrate. Can you image the delicate Monarch butterfly winging its way 3000 miles south from the northern states to Mexico where it winters over? In the … [Read more...] about Fall Butterfly Watching
Safari A journey or expedition, for hunting, exploration, or investigation (especially in eastern Africa). Dictionary.com Everyone is aware that the origins of the word safari are related to hunting exotic animals in Kenya and other African … [Read more...] about Backyard Family Safari