A Bookstore on Every Corner

The last time I traveled to the Northeast, I took along a library book. It didn't keep up with me: someone at the Red Lion Inn in the Berkshires got a good read, and the Palm Beach Country Library System got a new book.  Ever since, I've packed a book I've already paid for. Before our recent…

Just a Sunday Afternoon

Transplanted from the Northeast to South Florida, we luxuriated in the freshness of spring when we visited Paris and Amsterdam in May.     After the hustle of checking the sights off the list in Paris, it was heaven to wander through the Jardin du Luxembourg along with every other combination of families on a…

My Mother, the Gardener

Photos, Giverny and Amsterdam, by author, May 2018. My mother's garden at my parents' "terminal house" (a term coined by a couple who, like Mom and Dad, had called many places home) was plowed under and sodded over by the decidedly off-Cape people who bought the Brewster, MA place after Dad died unexpectedly.  Losing him…