Friday, February 15, 2013


Raking we have learned is a  daunting, never-ending task.

Leaf Jumping

Sun Dial in West Parish

West Parish Children's Garden

West Parish Children's Garden
Pondering Deep Thoughts in the Teepee

Cemetery at West Parish
Changing Seasons

Davis loves fishing and frog catching at the pond by our house.

Tatum's Climbing Tree

West Parish

Exploring the East Coast

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Family Photo Shoot 2012


Exploring Concord

 “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

While Ryan's parents were visiting, we got to soak up the rich literary history of Concord. We began with Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House, home of Little Woman.

Our next venture was the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery. The cemetery is the burial site of some America's greatest authors and thinkers.

Downtown Concord. I have started noticing all of the pictograph storefront signs, designed to inform those who are illiterate of the store's purpose.

Our Favorite: Walden Pond. Henry David Thoreau lived on the shore of the pond for two years as part of an experiment. His account of the experience was recorded in "Life in the Woods", and made the pond famous. The land was owned by Thoreau's friend and mentor, Ralph Waldo Emerson.

 The Old Manse House: home to many notable writers, such as Emerson and Hawthorne.