Back East

FALLS VILLAGE, Connecticut: Home for the holidays, and considering harvests of the past. Winter is the time of year to think about what has worked, where and when and, maybe more importantly, make a plan for the next season. If you don’t have a green house or cold frame, windowsill herbs and houseplants provide the only smell of soil and have to suffice for any yearnings of dirt digging. It seems like there are enough seed catalogs around this joint to get lost in for months, and I suppose that’s the idea. My landscape has been covered in snow since mid November and I am used to the site of white, at this point green would be a surprise.

It seemed like maybe I brought the pow pow with me, it dumped 10″ of the fresh stuff the day after my plane landed on the east coast. The wind made it impossible to shovel, the snow was so light it would just blow back over any cleared area. Winterscapes abound.


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