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Blog“Just Over the Hilltop”

Hello to my family and friends from just over the hilltop where the weather has been as unstable as a broken step ladder. It flips from sunshine for about half an hour to rain for the next hour hour. Then back to sun and on to a thunderstorm. Again to sun and then wind and…

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Today is the longest day of the year: the first day of summer. The wind is settling in from the west and southwest so the next three months should be a typical north country weather pattern for this summer season. Maybe even a bit warmer with the southwest winds. Whatever the weather pattern does, I…

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It’s another week just over the hilltop and what a week it has been. There were so many wonderful events happening that I hardly know where to begin. They say the beginning is the best place to start but today I am saving that until last. A special birthday. So, I will start in the…

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Hello and welcome to just over the hilltop in Norwood where the sun has been shining all morning and still going. What a glorious sight it is and how the rain-soaked leaves and flowers are reaching upward once again as they dry out and open their lovely, colorful blossoms. The yellow and purple Irises are…

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Come along with me on a trip to southern Vermont where the West River flows to the Connecticut and out to the ocean. Where the stone walls define a property or yard and where the longest covered bridge in Vermont still connects West Dummerston to Dummerston Center and on to East Dummerston. Dick and I…

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Robert Frost wrote in his poem “Mending Wall” that “good fences make good neighbors.” I was reminded of this poem today while talking with my neighbor over the cedar post fence along our side garden. We chatted about the cool weather, the fragrant lilacs, and the glaring tin roof next door that was reflecting the…

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