Tag Archives: Maine

Ahh the smells of Spring. And manure.

Adams-Briscoe Seed Company

Spring is without a doubt my favorite season of the year.  I love watching the earth come back to life as the snow finally melts away and the grass begins to get green again.  I don’t think that there is a more amazing green than when the trees are budding out and the grass is […]

Dear Snow: Enough is enough.

No Potholes

Warning: Monday Rant.  Not very well written but I have to get this out or I’ll explode. Yesterday’s snow/rain/sleet/ice storm was the last straw for me.  I’m over it . I’m sick of snow. I’m not just some girl “from away” that can’t handle this winter.  Some Southerner that can’t deal.  This winter is ridiculous. This […]

From Maine to Georgia: Deep thoughts from a quick trip.

Papa Gene

I’ve been a little quiet over the last few weeks.  Quiet isn’t something I do naturally.  Or very well.  I like to think.  I like to talk.  And I like to share.  But lately I just haven’t had the words.  I’m learning that by being quiet I am more able to listen.  And maybe by sharing […]

The heart of the snowstorm, no matter where you are from.

My last post was a little snarky jab at how Northerners and Southerners approach snow differently.  It was meant to be silly in a way – for both sides of the coin.  If you didn’t have a chance to read that post, check it out here…and then come back to something with a different tone […]

Snow and Ice: A Southerner’s Point of View

This was taken in 2011 - my first Maine Winter.

This is my fourth winter in Maine. I’m used to telling people that. Whenever I meet someone, after they pick up on the tell-tale Southern accent, the question is inevitable, “Is this your first Maine winter?” No.  It isn’t. I’ve already accepted the fact that I will always be “from away”.  I’m OK with that […]

The North vs. The South: Wealth, Luck and Good Fortune on New Year’s Day

Traditional Southern New Year's Dinner

It always seems to go back to the Civil War.  Those “silly” Southern traditions that migrated North with my family when we moved from Georgia to Maine just 4 short years ago.  The ones that I am determined to preserve in our family. I find that my Northern friends are fascinated with our traditions. I’m […]

Thanksgiving Traditions: Dressing vs. Stuffing

Holiday Traditions: Part 1

I love Thanksgiving.   I love everything about Thanksgiving.   I love reflecting on all that we are thankful for.  I love how the house smells.  I love traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation; not just in my family, but all across our wonderful country.   But there is one tradition […]