August 24, 2017

Guardians of the Gulch

• By Janine Pineo • I checked on the tadpoles Tuesday afternoon at Tadpole Gulch. The rain had cleared out and I was sweltering in the muggy weather. I admit that I was already done with the … [Read more...]

Incubating Frog Eggs

• By Janine Pineo • May the 4th, what a very fine day. I admit that when I toddled outside around 2 p.m. and the heat hit me, I felt like I was melting. Immediately, I thought of just a … [Read more...]

The Ice is Out

• By Janine Pineo • I managed to walk the dog on our two-mile woods loop Sunday. There were still pockets of snow where there are always pockets of snow. I think the last time I managed to do … [Read more...]

In the Light of a Perfect Moment

• By Janine Pineo • Every year, I wait for the milkweed to come into bloom. It isn't the showiest of plants, this wildflower with its muted color of  blossoms. But if you look at one closely, … [Read more...]

Slow Crawl of Spring Just a Taunt – Or Is It?

• By Janine Pineo • The weather guy put it all in perspective a few days ago. He said we hadn't had a high in the 60s since mid-November. Then he said we hadn't had the high and low as mild as … [Read more...]

Shaking Up the Shrubbery

• By Janine Pineo • It was not a sight I wanted to see at 11 p.m. The snowstorm that hit Wednesday was always in snow form where I was, but the temperatures were high enough for it to melt … [Read more...]

And Then Came the Megaherbs

• By Janine Pineo • The word caught my attention, like a scent to a hound dog. Megaherb. What is this glorious thing? About a week ago, I clicked on a link from an account I follow on … [Read more...]

Then I Met Noel Paul Stookey

• By Janine Pineo • Ever start a day thinking I am going to do this, this and then this? And then "this" becomes a whoa-Noel-Paul-Stookey-what-just-happened moment? That was my … [Read more...]

Maine Made Bubbling with Vision – and a Swig of Moxie

• By Janine Pineo • Mainers' creativity never ceases to amaze. I got to eat, touch and sit my way through it all Saturday at Maine Made 2013 at the Samoset Resort in Rockport. More than five … [Read more...]

A Vision, High Standards and a Mothership

• By Janine Pineo • I have stood inside the Mothership. It has flowers. And it is in Freeport. I found myself Saturday motoring down Durham Road to find the newly opened Wren Robinson … [Read more...]