Elm Leaves Rustling in Purgatory Chasm Sutton Massachusetts

Category : Foliage and Plants

Elm Leaves Rustling in Purgatory Chasm Sutton Massachusetts

It can be downright ethereal when walking through Purgatory Chasm in Sutton Massachusetts in the late winter. The elm leaves are dry and curled, but they cling stubbornly to the

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St. John’s Wort

St. John’s Wort

It’s that time of year! The St. John’s Wort is in bloom! Do you harvest this and use it for medicine?

Trees vs Shrubs – What is the Difference?

Trees vs Shrubs – What is the Difference?

What’s the difference between a tree and a shrub? Is there an actual technical difference between trees and shrubs? I get this question fairly often. I suppose lots of people are interested in this natural world around us. My mystery series is named after trees – Aspen Allegations, Birch Blackguards, and so on, so clearly I am also tree-friendly.

Back Porch Yoga

A gorgeous day for back porch yoga – the rain has held off! Here’s a marigold from my back yard. Did you get outside today?  

Yellow Wildflower

Gorgeous day today – I’m on the back porch working via my laptop. Who can name this yellow wildflower in my lawn? Are you guys out enjoying this perfect weather?

Crocus Photos

I have crocus! I have crocus! 🙂 What is growing in your garden?

mystery plant

Here’s a fun mystery plant. This just started “blooming” today – who can name what it is? #massachusetts #autumn

Boston Ivy

Boston Ivy. It does have 3 leaves at some of its growth stages, but this is not poison ivy. Boston Ivy


This is growing at my front steps. I’m pretty sure it’s not poison ivy – but what is it?