This Sunday morning practice is designed for those new to yoga. The practice will focus on proper alignment, gentle stretching to avoid stiffness and asanas (poses) to improve balance and flexibility.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
9:00 am to 10:15 am
East Burke Club House
$10.00 per person/per session
This week we will focus on lengthening and restorative poses, along with a full body scan to check in with how we are doing.
I know, I know! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. I miss it and I miss you all! Now that I have had a week from work and made it through the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I found time to go out and take some photos and process a few for your viewing pleasure. I do hope you enjoy my neighborhood as much as I do!
Mountain View sunset
Clubhouse Trees 2
Warmth in Winter
I have spent several days out photographing the beautiful creations that mother nature has bestowed upon us. What a glorious season Autumn is in New England. I love everything about it starting with the hues that abound this season. For your viewing pleasure I’ve shared a few of my favorites from this foliage season.
Burke Hollow Church
Near and Far
Let the Sun Shine In
Bull’s Eye View
The Road to Heaven
Under the Canopy
The winter of 2016 was odd in that it started very late ~ we planted garlic on Christmas Day ~ and Spring 2016 seemed to be following suit. With much cold weather through the middle of May, it seemed that spring was never going to arrive. Perhaps we were just overly anxious for it, because of the unusual winter, (which we just wanted to see come to an end), making it seem that it was never coming.
But once it got started I am amazed at how quickly our world turned green and plants began to bud and bloom.
The apple trees have been particularly brilliant this spring, filled with blossoms.
I couldn’t resist photographing the blossoms ~ I hope you can smell their delicious aroma!
It seemed that it only took a week for this tree to bud out and bloom. Then it was in full bloom for only a few days and poof – one day of wind and rain and all the blossoms ~ GONE!
I hope there will be as many apples as there were blossoms!
Well, it is the season for bees again. I am happy to report that our hive survived this odd winter and seems strong and healthy. We did have a second smaller hive going into the winter, but it was weak and we didn’t expect it to survive. It did not.
We recently made a trip to Northwood’s Apiary in Westfield, Vermont to purchase three new nucleus colonies.
Dave has been preparing for the new arrivals for weeks:
He built the boxes and has some plan figured out with the nucleus boxes on top.
Here are the new arrivals in their temporary boxes. This is how they are prepped for transport, with a queen and five frames inside each of the white boxes.
We pick the bees up after the set has set and the bees have all returned to their colonies. When they arrive at their new home we are instructed to set them near their new location and remove the screen plug that has kept them safely inside the box for transport.
Though it was a bit chilly Saturday night, they were happy to venture out. A few thousand buzzing bees can really warm up a closed hive. We could feel the heat from the box when we put our hand near the screen plug.
Dave has not yet transferred the frames from the travel box to their new home as it has been so cold. 26 degrees this morning! I expect it will warm up today and he can make the switch to their permanent homes then.
In the meantime, we have been feeding the winter survivors with sugar water and pollen patties. While they seem to be foraging well – we see them return to the hive loaded with pollen – it’s best to be safe and make sure they have plenty to keep them going while we wait for the flowering plants to bloom.
Here we go, starting another season of supporting the environmental balance in our own small way.