Tag Archives: Pocono

Bye, bye garden season. Hello farm tour

The 2012 gardening season as we know it is about to end. With temperatures as low as 24 and a freeze warning,  those delicate blooms will likely not survive past tonight. That means you need to pick everything you can today. I have all my water bottles lined up for the last of the dahlias. [...]

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The glow of love in the garden

If I am lucky I can catch an hour in the garden after work on weeknights. This is the best place to be for many reasons. It’s cooler than working in the beating sun of the afternoon. I usually see butterflies and hummingbirds visiting my plants. And I see lightning bugs. There is nothing like the [...]

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Close encounters with Pocono wildlife

Monday night a WNEP TV meteorologist was doing his forecast in the backyard when a mama bear and her cubs wandered onto the set. He made a beeline for the door, knowing he wasn’t supposed to run, but he couldn’t help himself. The story had a happy ending as the critters wandered off, but I couldn’t [...]

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What’s on your tree?

Here’s the old fashioned way to decorate a tree. Buy ornaments when you first set up housekeeping and add to your collection every year.  Handcraft some ornaments. Buy one angel and keep it until it’s tattered. The new (and maybe improved) way: To make a theme tree and to keep retailers in business. On Thanksgiving [...]

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