Monochromatic landscape

Snow storms often sweep through New England during winter, leaving the landscape coated in the fluffy white stuff. Less often, however, the atmosphere and timing will work in such a way that leaves the landscape monochromatic while the sky displays brilliantly blue. Generally the the clouds cover the sky leaving scenes bleak, or the sun comes out and melts all the snow covering the trees. … Continue reading Monochromatic landscape

How to fix your office chair for $5 when the cylinder begins to slip

In mid 2019, I purchased a nice drafting style office chair for my adjustable standing desk. For the past ~1.5 years it’s held up very well, except a few weeks ago the cylinder began to fail. As I sat on the chair, it would slowly begin to slip from its set height. Within 10 minutes it dropped about 8 inches from the height I set—which … Continue reading How to fix your office chair for $5 when the cylinder begins to slip

Waxing Crescent Moon at Ned’s Lighthouse

On an aimless drive last night I stopped by Ned’s Point lighthouse in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. I happened to get lucky with the position of the Waxing Crescent Moon beginning to set over New Bedford. Order prints of these Ned’s Lighthouse photos at Midnight Shift Photography Ned Point Light is a historic lighthouse on Ned’s Point Road in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. The lighthouse was built in 1838 at a cost of … Continue reading Waxing Crescent Moon at Ned’s Lighthouse

Dramatic skies over Mt. Monadnock

I have to admit something. Of all the years I’ve been hiking the White Mountains in New Hampshire, I’ve never climbed up Mt. Monadnock in the southern part of the state. I always thought that since it was so close to Massachusetts, it probably wasn’t as high or challenging as its brethren up north. I was wrong. I went up to hike Mt. Monadnock with … Continue reading Dramatic skies over Mt. Monadnock

6 weeks to build a permanent garden sanctuary with 10+ foot tomato plants

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Before I get into the details of how we grew out our first amazing covid garden in 2020, I have to give a shoutout to four people (whom I’ve never met!), who gave me a ton of knowledge to help us along our way. Without these people publishing hundreds of hours of video on youtube, there’s no way our first year garden would have been this successful.

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Hiking Basin Cascade Trail in New Hampshire

The Basin Cascade Trail in Franconia Notch New Hampshire isn’t a difficult trail to ascend by any means. It is however, full of amazing mini waterfalls. From the basin cascade trail you can make it to several different awesome spots, like lonesome lake and more. But along this route, you’ll encounter dozens of small waterfalls, tons of beautiful rock formations, and more moss than the … Continue reading Hiking Basin Cascade Trail in New Hampshire

Beavertail Lighthouse before Hurricane Isaias

I took a stroll with my uncle at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown Rhode Island right before hurricane Isaias last week. The portion that hit Rhode Island was just some wind left over from the storm down in the Caribbean, but it still made for a great atmosphere at the beach in Rhode Island. The skies were calm and the waves weren’t insane, but it … Continue reading Beavertail Lighthouse before Hurricane Isaias