Thursday, August 22, 2019

A Harvest After Hope Falters

by Emily Conrad

My hopes for my vegetable garden have been somewhat disappointed in that I thought by mid-August I'd bring in enough produce to share. With the exception of a couple of cucumbers, that hasn't been the case. The heirloom tomatoes and watermelons I've been so excited about seemed to stop progressing. When would they ever ripen?

In need of rest recently, one thing I let go of was my daily trip out to the garden. The watched pot never boils, anyway, right? So I stopped watching as closely.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Failing Among the Stars

by Emily Conrad

My favorite photo from our stay in Acadia is from our early morning outing to see sunrise from Cadillac Mountain.

We didn't make it to the very top of the mountain. Other excursions to see sunrise in national parks have always found us mostly alone, so in Acadia, we didn't allow extra travel time for dealing with a crowd.

Cadillac Mountain, however, offers the unique opportunity to witness one of the earliest sunrises in America, and quite a crowd gathers.