A week in Vermont gave us much more than vacation memories. It nudged us toward an unexpected epiphany… We’d never been to the Green Mountain State. We’re attracted to scenic mountains and lakes, rivers, forests, pretty much any natural setting showcasing the beauty of God’s creation. A previous trip to Lake George and the Adirondacks … More A getaway turned life choice?
There is a beauty in plants and flowers. It varies by the day and the light and the growth. The old saying “Stop and smell the roses” carries much wisdom. To take time to not only smell but appreciate with the eyes and touch with the hands brings a special peace. I believe it relaxes … More Watching the plants grow
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Located in Hillsborough, New Jersey, Duke Farms was formerly the estate belonging to J.B. Duke and later his daughter Doris Duke. It has been open to the public since 2012. The mission of Duke Farms is to inspire and educate visitors to live a more conservation-minded and sustainable life. The vast 2,740 acre property has … More Day Trip to Duke Farms
I’m definitely a wine drinker, not much of a beer drinker, but I enjoy a good hard cider on occasion. The New Jersey “Ironbound” hard cider got my attention when I heard of it. First some background. I live in NJ. I grew up in the Ironbound section of Newark, also known by its other … More Jersey Brew
Yesterday I took the dog for a walk along the Delaware River in Frenchtown, NJ. I enjoy the D&R Canal path that offers views of the river and is frequented by joggers, bicyclists and other dog walkers. In the summer you can see canoes, kayaks and rafts floating down the river. There are cute shops … More No More Gnomes
Known as Exit 0 for its exit number off the Garden State Parkway, Cape May, NJ is a fantastic place for getting in the mood for Christmas. Hubby and I took the 3 hour drive and checked into the Congress Hall Hotel for a two night getaway. From the moment we walked in, it was … More Cape May Christmas
That’s the slogan for Tassot Apiaries, a family-run beekeeping business located at the aptly named Buzzing Acres Farms in Hunterdon County, NJ. The Tassots produce high quality, chemical free, raw honey and other bee products such as hand-made beeswax candles and soaps. Their products are sold at their honeybee farm as well as farmers’ markets, … More Turning Flowers Into Gold
In the company of friends and family this past Sunday we enjoyed a beautiful autumn day visiting Ellis Island and Liberty Island, home to the Statue of Liberty. From our various homes in New Jersey and Pennsylvania we headed to Liberty State Park in Jersey City, one of the two boarding areas for ferries to the … More Ellis Island and Lady Liberty
I’m really blessed to live where I live! Truly I’ve often reflected on where I grew up in the eastern part of New Jersey, and how it wasn’t the place for me. It was what people typically picture New Jersey as: congested and crowded. Now I live in western New Jersey and it’s not at all … More Sunny Sunflowers in NJ