For many years the middle of February meant trotting off into the woods south of Boston for an annual winter hike in the snow.
Portland came well equipped with a small church-run coffeehouse that I could habituate when not working.
A botanist assured me once that even here in New England, some flower is in bloom in every month of the year.
My last stint doing bottom paint, wooding old varnish, was almost exactly twenty years prior.
having a family with you at a three or four-day event offers opportunities to get separated from the money; fast.
The healthy growth of forests was a later phenomenon, he told me. When he was young, there were few trees; wood got cut for heat.
The Cap'n might have had an almost divine sense for what would work for his boat.
Spinney, a dedicated deacon in his church, took the old testament injunction to heart: “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain.”
Sultry is not the usual term used for days on the coast. The realtors, tourist industry, and boat brokers want you to think about cooling breezes, glorious summer sunsets on the beach, and romantic dinners at outside venues.
It had been a stylish "Little Black Thing" before the total immersion experience.