Emilie Loring won blue ribbons at the Blue Hill Fair for three years running. They grew on either side of her Stone House front door. … More Blue-Ribbon Nasturtiums at the Blue Hill Fair
A consequence of knowing the history of a place is that, when you see it in the present day, each place, each structure, has two meanings–what it is today and what it was like before. This week in Blue Hill, Maine, I’ve delighted in the present. The weather has been lovely. Even the few rainstorms … More Then and Now in Emilie Loring’s Blue Hill
“The world changes. Times change. People change. Habits change…” Preface to Whispering Pines by Clara Endicott Sears With more of us staying at home instead of going to work these days, daily schedules have dissolved. We don’t have to be dressed, fed, and out by 7:00. There’s no prescribed lunch hour at work or school, … More Dragging Days? Try a “Kettle Drum”
Many of us love Emilie Loring’s books, because we see ourselves in them. We share her gumption in striving toward a vision, her belief in the best and her sunshiny outlook. This post is dedicated to Ellen Jenken, the creator of a wonderful Emilie Loring garden and the inspiration for our annual tea, with a … More Love Shared Is Love Multiplied
You are cordially invited to an “Emilie Loring Tea” on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. in your time zone How: Enjoy your tea any way that you like. Last year, we shared garden teas, picnic teas, heirloom teas, and tea in take-out cups! (See our photo collection here!) How is it … More You Are Cordially Invited to Our Annual Emilie Loring Tea, June 30th
When you think of Emilie Loring’s stories, what images come to mind? A black cocker spaniel racing through the woods, tongue wagging? An armload of bittersweet bobbing downriver? A green circus balloon? A sparkling, yellow diamond? Some of Ellen’s favorite Emilie Loring images and sayings have become ornaments in her Ontario garden, where a host … More You’re really going to love this Emilie Loring garden!
Spring is here, and with it come new starts, new projects, new energy. It’s time to clear away last year’s leaves, cut back the plants that need it, and prepare the soil for planting. It doesn’t matter that there is more dead than alive just now, or that soon I will–yet again–do battle with weeds and … More Spring is Here, and I’m All Agog