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Porcupines

“It’s on your left as you ride the chairlift.  It’s towards the top of the tree.” What is it? Finally, I caught sight of “it.”  A brown and black blob of quills clinging to the trunk of a fir tree near the top.  Ever so slowly, it started to creep…

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Winter Bike to Work Day

“It’s Winter Bike to Work Week!” the email proclaimed.  “Hot drinks, snacks offered at street corners!” Hmmph.  If you read my earlier post about carbon footprints, you can pretty guess my thoughts on Winter Bike to Work Week.  The reality is there is never going to be a Bike to…

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Dashing Through the Snow

“Ready?  Hike!” With those two words, eight dogs begin to run in unison, pulling our sled behind them.  They are quite an assortment — black and white, some taller than the other, and all quite vocal.  Up the hill they go, eager to keep going around each bend. As we…

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Your Carbon Footprint

It can be rough keeping up.  You’ve probably heard the term, “Keeping up with the Joneses.”  Usually that phrase applies to people buying fancier cars, bigger houses, and more stuff so that they can compete with their neighbors or friends. But I feel like those words have new meaning in…

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