Favorite Place

September 26, 2018Adventures with Iris

I’ve never visited a place where I couldn’t find beauty. Maybe those places are out there, but I haven’t found one yet. But sometimes you find a place that’s just a bit more special that anywhere else. For me, that place is our usual walking spot at the cranberry bogs. I often find myself waiting … Read More

Different Types of Earth

October 7, 2017Adventures with Iris

One of the best things that I’ve ever done in my life was making time to be with my amazing little red dog at the end of her life.  She’s been gone for nearly 7 months now, and I still think about her and our adventures every day.  I’m so fortunate that I was able … Read More

Mount Washington Sunrise

July 3, 2017Adventures with Iris, Dogs in Landscapes

Last summer, Iris and I woke up at 3:00am and drove up Mt Washington, New England’s highest peak, so we could watch the sun come up over the White Mountains.  The whole world was dark and quiet while Iris enjoyed a bit more sleep in the backseat and I waited for our turn to begin … Read More

Fields of Lupines

May 24, 2017Adventures with Iris, Dogs in Landscapes

I always look forward to June because it means the lupines flower in New Hampshire!  Last summer, we woke up in the dark and Iris and I made the drive north to watch the sun come up over fields of purple flowers.  I love waking up for sunrise – packing the car at night and … Read More

Iris’ Grand Adventure VII – Yosemite

April 26, 2017Adventures with Iris

After we left California’s coast, I stopped to have the car’s oil changed. I was chatting with the mechanic about our trip (and our Massachusetts license plates). He told me that we had to go see Yosemite. Because it was spring and with the recent rain, it was a perfect time to see the waterfalls … Read more

Iris’ Grand Adventure VI – California

April 19, 2017Adventures with Iris

When we began our trip, I wasn’t planning on driving all the way to the Pacific. I wanted to see the Rocky Mountains with my dog and that seemed like enough driving for one trip. As we were passing though Colorado, I started chatting with a couple from California who said if we made it this far, we really should go all the way to the ocean. They told us the best place to go would be California’s central coast … Read more

Iris’ Grand Adventure V – Grand Canyon

April 6, 2017Adventures with Iris

One of things I decided when we started our trip was that I would do my best to follow suggestions from people we met along the way. I had no plan when we started, and we were happy to explore anywhere and everywhere. If someone had a suggestion, I wanted to see where it would lead. The rest of our trip follow suggestions from people we met along the way … Read More

Iris’ Grand Adventure IV – Utah

April 1, 2017Adventures with Iris

We took our time driving through Colorado, stopping along the way to stretch our legs and hike as we drove through the mountains. We made it to Utah right around dinnertime. The weather couldn’t seem to decide if it wanted to be sunshine or rain showers, which made for an incredible sky … Read More

Iris’ Grand Adventure III – Colorado

March 24, 2017Adventures with Iris

Our next stop was Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. Not only is it one of the most dog friendly national parks, it’s also one of the most unique landscapes I’ve ever seen. Grasslands and desert shrublands lead up to tallest sand dunes in North America. Beyond the dunes, the snow capped Rocky Mountains tower over the landscape … Read More

Iris’ Grand Adventure II – New Mexico

March 6, 2017Adventures with Iris

My only plan when we left Massachusetts was to make it to New Mexico so that we could see the Rocky Mountains. After three days of driving, we made it to New Mexico in the dark and settled down for the night. I couldn’t wait for sun to come up again. We woke up in New Mexico’s high plains, surrounded by a landscape that was so completely different … Read More