Watching the leaves unfurl

The onset of spring happens in a tumble of blossoms and buds. It’s as if the plants can’t wait to unfurl after a New England winter of ice and snow. Today, the trees — bare just days ago — are covered with baby red leaves, glimmering in the sun. The sky and the pond melted […]

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Everything is turning green

I love Spring in New England. The land is emerging from hibernation. The days are getting longer. And it’s a lovely time to go for a ride. I really enjoy seeing the landscape change. What was recently a winter wonderland is now verdant and warm. Of course, with the advent of warmer weather, the trails […]

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A perfect spring moment

After an amazingly long dry patch we’ve had rain, drizzle and cloudy weather for the past two weeks with just an occasional glimpse of sun. Today I went out for a hack and experienced all of the above in the space of an hour. Coming back to the barn, though, the sun came out in […]

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The sounds of spring

Peepers and hoof beats. That says it all about spring riding. When you first start to hear the peepers you know that spring has arrived. Usually, though, there’s snow on the ground at this time of year. I sure hope that we don’t have a real cold snap because there will be some very confused […]

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