Posts Tagged ‘winter’


5 reasons this winter will be better than last year’s

By Erin Rhoda on Oct. 10, 2015, at 8:24 a.m.
There are a few things that will likely make the 2015-2016 snowy season more bearable than last year.
Last winter was rough.

See how often Maine’s temperatures are in your preferred range with this map

By Dan MacLeod on Sept. 18, 2015, at 7:26 a.m.
This interactive map that allows you to set your ideal high and low temperatures and see where in the country that range occurs the most.

Better by the bowl: Add greens and veggies to soup for satisfying winter meal

By Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press on March 04, 2014, at 11:51 a.m.
  If you’ve resolved to eat more healthfully in 2014, think soup. It’s filling and, when made with the right ingredients, can make you feel better by the bowlful. “There is research that suggests when you have a bowl of soup before a meal you consume fewer calories,” said Bethany …

Frozen ascent: Maine ice climbers tell tales of success and disaster

By Aislinn Sarnacki on Feb. 11, 2014, at 3:14 p.m.
When an ice climber approaches a wall, he enters a conversation. It starts with a swing of his axe. The ice replies with a “thunk” or “shunk” or “crunch.” And the climber responds by either putting his weight on the ax; taking another swing; or walking away from the wall …
October winterberries (winterberry holly, Ilex verticillata) in Marjorie's Garden. "In October, leaves and fruits bring color to the garden.  Winterberries sparkle in the early morning sunlight."

Tips for putting the garden to rest for winter

By Reeser Manley on Oct. 14, 2011, at 2:07 p.m.
It is the middle of October and the sun now travels a low arc, barely making it above the tree line surrounding Marjorie’s garden. Long shadows crisscross the garden throughout the day. All of the goldenrod has gone to seed in the wild border at the foot of the drive, …