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Making Maple Syrup

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Right now Maine is in that very frustrating time of year when the weather can’t quiet decide if it’s still winter or not. One day the sun shines a promise that spring is just around the corner, and the next its once again a winter wonderland. While normally I would quickly lose my patience with …

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Goodbye Autumn

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Well, it’s that time again— time to say goodbye to fall and goodbye to Switzerland. But before I start gearing up for winter back in the states, here’s one last look back to a much-too-short (isn’t it always) yet lovely autumn. Ein ganz, ganz herzlichen dank to all the wonderful souls that made this place …

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Above Sea Level

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Last year we escaped Switzerland’s autumn fogs by going south, but this year we  simply went up! Taking a short (but steep) hike up into the mountains, we spent the afternoon looking out over the nebelmeer or “fog sea” and basking in the sun. Being the hiking n00b that I am, this was also an educational trip …

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Spring Awakening

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Back in Maine, let me take you to a little place called Zocalo, that is just waking up to an early spring. Inside you’ll find…

Vosa di Dentro

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Last week Michael and I escaped the quickly approaching winter cold by taking a trip to Ticino— the southern most canton of Switzerland. Ticino is on the other side of the Alps, right next to Italy, and in fact, the people in this part of Switzerland speak Italian. This time of year, its only a couple …

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At Katharina’s

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An activity Michael and I find ourselves doing every now and then on free days is helping Katharina (Michael’s mom) out with her garden. Here are some photos from earlier this season of Katharina’s beautiful home & garden.  

Greüzi!

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Greetings from Switzerland! Here are a few photos to get you up to speed on my time here so far… I’ve been staying with Michael in his squat in the city of Biel. Here’re some of the fellow squatters, during a yard sale outside the houses.