Saturday, May 30, 2015

Out and About, Part I

During this increasingly heightened time of year, so much is quickly changing, from temperatures to what is in bloom, to what species might be around the corner.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

An Evening Race

Up and down the coast of New England, even planned quiet time on the water often means happening upon some kind of activity, such as yesterday's evening race.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

CSA Members, Stop By "Your" Farm

For those who belong to CSAs, even if shares have not begun to be distributed, stop by "your" farm and see the activity.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

Original Photograph From Archives

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend Begins

Few elements of the movie Jaws are as dated as the characterization of July 4th as the first big weekend of summer.  While astronomers and calendar makers mark the first day of summer as June 21 (Summer Solstice), many meteorologists consider the summer months simply as June, July, and August.  For those on certain academic and sailing season schedules, Memorial Day is close enough to consider the season commenced.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Strawberry Shortcake

As New England approaches strawberry season, many will make strawberry shortcake.  Here is an old recipe.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Duck Shooting

Original Photographs from Archives

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Sailor Rose, Pink Tulips, and Demoiselle

A recent opening was a good venue for:
  • Sailor Rose's City & Country Shirt in Wild Flowers Print  <Link>; made in New York City;
  • Pink Tulips' Larkspur Leather Handbag <Link>, made in Connecticut;
  • Demoiselle's Bracelet in White <Link>, made in Massachusetts.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Postcards from Around Town

Garden Club Ladies Preparing for Their Annual Plant Sale

Monday, May 18, 2015

Graduation Season

From left to right: Then Choate Headmaster Seymour St. John, his father, George St. John (former Head of Choate), Poet Robert Frost, and Philanthropist Paul Mellon ("who probably paid for the whole shebang"). Original Photographs from Archives.

Sunday, May 17, 2015


So many of the good, old yards have at least one large stand of lilacs.

Saturday, May 16, 2015