taking it to the streets

it seems that my son Andy and some friends from the Opera Orchestra have formed a string quartet and last night, on a night off from the theater, they took their music to the streets of Cape Cod Woods Hole and downtown Falmouth they played for fun but soon discovered that their instrument cases were filling up with $$$ which of course was an…

summer eats

  this summer has brought a change of pace especially in the kitchen I love to cook but during these hot months… not so much although I do occasionally bake a dessert or two and since there are just 2 of us at home now suppers here lately consist of small plates and lots of fruit and veggies my new favorite is grilled bok choy marinated in herb…

hope

“Hope” is the thing with feathers— That perches in the soul— And sings the tune without the words— And never stops—at all— And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard— And sore must be the storm— That could abash the little Bird That kept so many warm— I’ve heard it in the chillest land— And on the strangest Sea— Yet, never, in Extremity, It asked a crumb—of…

back in time

to Lenox, Massachusetts in the early 1900’s to The Mount home of author, Edith Wharton “On a slope overlooking the dark waters and densely wooded shores of Laurel Lake we built a spacious and dignified house, to which we gave the name of my great-grandfather’s place, The Mount…There for over ten years I lived and gardened and wrote contentedly, and should doubtless have ended…

Happy Birthday

Tanglewood!   picnic-ing on the lawn surrounded by beautiful green gardens and mountains amazing music on a perfect summer night under the stars ending with a spectacular fireworks display truly a historic evening! Tanglewood is magical and Yo Yo Ma describes it best HERE