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360 as in 360* (360 degrees) because I want to share from every angle.

Saturday, December 31, 2011

I'm Pleased To Announce...

That I am now a writer for The #gardenchat Blog and I've just posted my first Adventures In Gardening column! (Click here to go directly to the post).

Again, I'd like to extend my thanks to Brenda of BGgarden and #gardenchat guru extraordinaire for this exciting opportunity and for her friendship & support.

I will continue to provide the links for each post on Diggin' Around so be sure to follow me over there!

A safe & happy New Year's Eve to all!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas At History House

Sandy Hook/Fort Hancock is just about my favorite place to go, especially off season when The Hook is returned to the locals and we can explore to our heart's content in the quiet of nature by the sea. An annual favorite is going to Christmas At History House (aka Christmas In The 40s) when History House is decked out with World War II era Christmas decorations and reinactors throughout the house dress in WWII era Army Officers uniforms and civilian dress. Depending on what weekend you attend, there's often hot spiced cider and musicians playing Carols in the foyer. I think Hubbs has bored of it by now, but I love going every year. Hard to explain beyond finding it magical. I can't help but wonder if all of this activity stirs up the houses' memories of the past.

If you're interested: For the NPS description of the event, click here and scroll to "History House" and "Christmas at History House." For information on Sandy Hook and Fort Hancock, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area of New Jersey and New York, click here and look for "Sandy Hook" & "Fort Hancock" links or click here.

For more of my photos of this area, click on the labels with this post.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Keeping It Local

Head on over to my (original) blog for two new "Keeping It Local" posts:

Christmas Shopping

Good Eats

I'm working on a "Whispers Of Our Past" slideshow of Christmas At History House which I'll hopefully have up soon. I didn't realize I took so many photos when we were there last Saturday!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011