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Nature Family

Mushroom Magic

The weather this year is crazy. While they are having drought conditions in the western part of the US, here in the east it barely stops raining. Last Friday Chris and I went for a walk up the mountain, using the mountain bike trails, and we were treated to amazing visuals. The wet earth drew […]

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Nature

Natural Bridge State Park

Don’t you love when you find a hidden treasure right in your backyard? That’s how it felt when we enjoyed an afternoon with our friend, Jackie. She took us exploring and introduced us to Natural Bridge State Park. Chris met Jackie last winter when they shared a lift together. She is an artist who makes […]

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thankful

Walking to Windmills

We are the luckiest of people. Chris and I can walk out our back door, take a glorious two-mile hike up the mountain (on gloriously shaded trails) and visit the local windmill names Zephyr. It’s so fun it has that name. Zephyr is the name of the sailboat we journeyed along the Hudson River on […]

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Nature

Slope-side Sidekick

This isn’t the greatest pic resolution-wise, but there’s a deer in there. I was sitting down on the snow, ready to record Chris going over some jumps on his snowboard (there was a lot more snow on the actual slope), and this little one was behind me watching the action along with me 🙂

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Nature

Snow it Goes

This morning I woke up to thick white snow fairies descending from the skies. So big that I saw them without my glasses, and I have horrible vision! The view was too appealing to stay in bed. A perfect morning to grab a cup of coffee in my snowman mug and look out into the […]

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Family

Zeb and Bri Visit

A highlight of this sabbatical included a short trip from two of our kids. Zeb and Bri few in from Utah for a visit east before our grandson is born. The night was beautiful and had the nicest warm wind. We didn’t realize the renovations at the Albany airport had come so far, and we […]

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Health

Physical Therapy

A couple of years ago, I went to a few sessions of therapy when I slipped a disc in my back. It helped so much that when I feel my back starting to go again, I do the exercises, and so far — so good 🙂 Now I am going to Greylock Physical Therapy twice […]

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Friends

Happiness Is Berry Picking

Especially with a good friend in an abandoned field filled with endless amounts of berries. Yogurt has been extra good this week with these mixed in 🙂