Heather's Blog


Spring Fever

Mon, Feb 25th, 2019

I always used to laugh at that term, but one walk around the park near our house and you can see it. The squirrels are scampering, the birds are flirting, and the couples of leaning their heads toward each other and whispering.

It's barely the end of February, but spring has hit us here in Texas. I know Maine is still in for a couple of months of winter. Somehow when spring hits there, it's more satisfying. Because it's so short, you tend to grab onto the warmth as if you're trying to stockpile it for the cold months ahead. Here it feels permanent as if the world's always been bright and warm and sunny. 

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Parched land

Sun, Feb 11th, 2018

No rain for days

Long blog break

Sun, Feb 4th, 2018

When life is just a little (or a lot) more than you can handle.

Desert Running

Fri, Dec 8th, 2017

Finally I can breathe


Fri, Dec 1st, 2017

Living in Mexico -- a dream come-true


Wed, Sep 27th, 2017

A casual remark and a boatload of jelly beans.

Back in Texas

Wed, Sep 20th, 2017

And feeling homesick.

Moving and a Birthday

Mon, Sep 11th, 2017

My best birthday ever.

Garden Mysteries

Fri, Sep 1st, 2017

Maybe I need to rethink the squash mix.

Water Walking

Tue, Aug 22nd, 2017

Walking by the water is the best for thinking.

Kayaking on Indian Lake in Maine.

Sun, Aug 13th, 2017

Summer kayaking in Maine.

Origami Cranes -- Only 999 to Go

Fri, Aug 4th, 2017

This is perfect for my obsessive tendencies.

Crying in Front of William Shatner

Mon, Jul 31st, 2017

Seriously I should be able to keep it together.

Ready Player One

Sat, Jul 29th, 2017

I can't wait to see this on the big screen.

Corn in Maine

Fri, Jul 28th, 2017

No idea you could grow corn here.

Summer Reading

Tue, Jul 25th, 2017

The Call -- one of the coolest/creepiest books I've read in a while.

Not all plants

Mon, Jul 10th, 2017

Mushrooms and weeds and dandelions

Peat Bog Walk

Mon, Jul 3rd, 2017

Walking like Gulliver

Photographic Black Hole

Wed, Jun 7th, 2017

Photographs in Maine

April Showers Bring May Gingerbread

Mon, May 29th, 2017

Or buying beer at the local gas station.

Well Wall

Fri, May 19th, 2017

A new well wall and good neighbors.

Searching for the Sun.

Fri, May 12th, 2017

A purple cellar and trays of seedlings.

Almost Spring

Fri, Apr 28th, 2017

Daffodils -- almost spring!

Acadia in Spring

Fri, Apr 7th, 2017

It's still so quiet.

Mud Season

Thu, Mar 30th, 2017

It has to happen sometime.

More and more

Wed, Mar 22nd, 2017

Winter just keeps coming.

Rainbow Sherbet Punch

Tue, Mar 14th, 2017

Sherbet punch. Did it ever disappear?

Dirty Snow

Wed, Mar 1st, 2017

Ash Wednesday and Spring.

Cadillac Mountain

Fri, Feb 24th, 2017

Ice falls at Cadillac Mountain on Mount Desert Island

Making room for dreams

Fri, Nov 11th, 2016

Dreaming takes only a moment, but pursuing a dream takes a lifetime.

Blueberry Barrens in the Fall

Tue, Nov 1st, 2016

Surprising beauty rarely seen

Pumpkin Ginger Scones

Wed, Oct 19th, 2016

Obsessed with Pumpkin

Hiking in Baxter State Park

Mon, Oct 10th, 2016

I can't figure out why I waited so long.


Fri, Sep 30th, 2016

If I have to scoop the cat box one more time...

Campobello Island

Thu, Sep 15th, 2016

Johnny Appleseed's work reviewed.

Wisdom with the Mail

Wed, Aug 31st, 2016

How I gained surprising wisdom with my junk mail.

Sicker Than a Dog Days of Summer

Tue, Aug 23rd, 2016

A trip to Texas in August. Not my best decision.


Tue, Aug 16th, 2016

A rainbow of macarons and one very blue cake


Tue, Jul 19th, 2016

Finding my ancestors.

First Fruits

Mon, Jul 11th, 2016

First blueberries of the year.

Sourdough Bread

Tue, Jul 5th, 2016

60 hour sourdough bread.

Apple Blossoms on the Spitter Trees

Sun, Jun 5th, 2016

Things I've learned about wild apples.

Gardening by Lilac

Thu, May 26th, 2016

When to plant your garden in Maine.

Unexpected gifts from our year in the woods

Sun, May 22nd, 2016

Sun, leaves, snow, blackflies -- a year in Maine.

Moon Stone Beach Memories

Wed, May 18th, 2016

Orange pants and blue seaglass.