Judith’s garden: Pink ribbons and white lace

And right now, spring — that most fleeting of seasons — is working its magic in Vermont.  All around in gardens everywhere, we see the thousands of cheery yellow daffodils spreading their message of hope.  I would also like to tell you about two delightful small trees, adorned in their pink and white spring attire, like “Pink Ribbons and White Lace” that also proclaim spring’s arrival.  PINK RIBBONS It is now about seven years since I first saw the most beautiful diminutive tree that was completely smothere … (read more)

The Outside Story: A treasure hunt for early spring

This is such a disorienting time, when all our lives have been turned upside down and shaken. One of the ways my own family is coping is by spending time outside every day. We stage nature treasure hunts in the woods behind our house. The kids work as a t … (read more)

Judith’s Garden: The promise of spring

Spring comes slowly in Vermont and it always seems a tad fickle. Just this morning, as I write this during the last week of March, I once again donned my snowshoes and took a solitary walk in the woods accompanied by Ingrid, my ever-faithful canine compan … (read more)

Judith’s garden: It’s time for spring pruning

Right now I have my usual case of cabin fever, which hits most of us at this time of year. Even with a healthy dose of winter snowshoeing, by the time March rolls around I always find myself yearning to get out in the garden.  According to Wikipedia cabin … (read more)

Spring concerts on tap in Shoreham

SHOREHAM — The Shoreham Congregational Church will host a special series of concerts this spring. In this new venture, each month will bring a different musical event at the church. All the concerts will provide an opportunity for families to enjoy good m … (read more)