Spring has Sprung in Western MD (knock on wood)

Took a morning walk around the place today, listening to our young rooster crowing with joy, and completely enjoying the signs of spring that are so apparent now. Living in the Western Maryland mountains and the higher portions of the West Virginia area, spring takes a while longer to get here than the rest ofContinue reading “Spring has Sprung in Western MD (knock on wood)”

Running – a Life-Long Activity

I do like to run. It’s not an easy thing to do, but there are tons of benefits. Some obvious, some not so. Now that I am sixty, it’s something that I MUST get back into for the health benefits, and for just getting back out there with my thoughts and nature. I got intoContinue reading “Running – a Life-Long Activity”

The Spring Tease in the Western MD Mountains

The spring tease in the western MD mountains. Those of us who live here know exactly what I mean! The days are getting longer, the sun is shining more, we get some warmer days, we start seeing flowers, then —- it snows again! It does seem different this year though with my retirement and theContinue reading “The Spring Tease in the Western MD Mountains”

It’s March!!!! Life is Good!!!

The last few weeks of February have been rather dreary here in the Mountains of Western Maryland – cabin fever definitely set in! The last few days have gone a long way to cure that fever though!!! My wife and I got to go visit my granddaughter and her parents this weekend for her 1stContinue reading “It’s March!!!! Life is Good!!!”

Kittens in the Church

I started this blog in hopes of recording some of my earlier memories to share with my friends and family as I remember them – you know – I should have written that down – well I am. Lying in bed this Sunday morning looking forward to a SUNRISE in CLEAR skies that we haven’tContinue reading “Kittens in the Church”

February and Maple Trees

While I consider February to be a dull monotonous month here in the mountains of Western Maryland, it was a month my dad always looked forward to because it was Maple Sugar Time! Dad loved many times of the year, but when the Maple Sugar Trees started running – he was happy, and in hisContinue reading “February and Maple Trees”

My History of Gardening

I will start right off by saying I love to plant and keep a vegetable garden. It is a stress reliever and there is nothing better than walking through it on those summer mornings and pulling a few weeds and watching those plants mature, but I haven’t always felt that way! My mom and dadContinue reading “My History of Gardening”