Richard Thompson is kicking off his Spring solo tour. I'll be taking in the show in Great Barrington on April 19th at the Mahaiwe. Treat yourself to tickets at a town near you.
The 250th Anniversary of the Battle of Carillon features a Grand Encampment and battle reenactment June 27-29th at Fort Ticonderoga. They are putting the finishing touches on the French works and abatis. The Pipers' Refrain will echo over Lake Champlain and I will get a serious Jones for mid-18th century waistcoats and fusils.
The first chorus of spring peepers and the night of the salamanders.
The grand gathering of the Barker and Ogden clans over the 4th of July weekend at Windrock by the bay to honor my grandmother's life and celebrate all that connects us.
A few days on Monhegan immediately thereafter banging nails and hanging windows as part of an extended family work party on that enchanted isle. Will work for lobster!
Finishing the next chapter of my novel. Note I did not say first chapter. The book is well into its 1st trimester so it is safe to acknowledge it. I'm not ready to reveal much about the plot, except that its premise is an alternate history and those Revolutionary War posts of mine have had more than just genealogical interest behind them. Washington dies well.
Spring ephemerals in the woods and wetlands and the smell of newly turned earth in the garden.
Saving some really special places. Windrock is on the top of my personal list, but there are some truly extraordinary conservation opportunities in the Litchfield Hills, too.
River Herring rebounding. One can dream.
The upcoming Cabinet of Curiosities #5 blog carnival. It's shaping up to be a grand spectacle, but there is still time to get your submission in. Whacha got?