Travel New England

T ~ There Goes Maine!R ~ Rhode IslandA ~ Apples Of MaineV ~ Vermont Atlas & GazetteerE ~ Eat Local CookbookL ~ Life And Death In The North Woods N ~ New Hampshire Facts And SymbolsE ~ Eastern WildflowersW ~ Weatherbeaten E ~ Edible And Medicinal Mushrooms Of New England And Eastern CanadaN ~ Northern FrightsG ~ Gardening Month By Month In New EnglandL ~ Little-known Mysteries Of New EnglandA ~ Along The RailsN ~ Night The Sky Turned RedD ~ Detective In The Dooryard

January Weather

J       January rides the wind A       Annie and Snowball and the magical house N       Name of the wind U       Uncommon appeal of clouds A       After the snow R        Rising storm Y        Young snowboarder   W      Winter storms E        Energy from wind A       And the wind blows free T       Tracks in the snow H       Hello snow! E        Eye of the storm R        Really good snowman

Independence Day Poem From The Shelves

I ~ If you lived at the time of the American Revolution N ~ Notable American women D ~ Digging to America E ~ Eight American poets P ~ Patriotic crafts E ~ Ethnic America N ~ New discoveries in American quilts D ~ Discovering great American artists E ~ Exploring North America N ~ National Parks C ~ Celebrate America E ~ Escaping to America D ~ Don’t know much about American history A ~ Absolutely American Y ~ You wouldn’t want to be an American colonist!

Philip Roth – A Poem From The Shelves

As many of you may know, Pulitzer Prize winning author, Philip Roth died recently. The following poem, in homage to him, uses only titles of some of his works. Reading myself and others Our Gang Everyman Deception Indignation Nemesis Shop talk The facts The plot against America American pastoral The great American novel The humbling The ghost writer Letting go Goodbye, Columbus Exit ghost  

Library “Chain Verse”

Summer at the lake Lake of dreams Dreams of paradise Paradise sky Sky full of stars Stars in my eyes Eyes of darkness Darkness before dawn Dawn over the Kennebec Kennebec County wildflowers Wildflowers across America America America America the beautiful Beautiful mystery Mystery woman Woman of the inner sea Sea glass Glass castle Castle in the sky Sky so close Close your eyes, hold hands Hands that are not there There goes Maine! Maine and her people