Mel Shaw’s Love Affair With Foley Mountain

Mel Shaw and His Love Affair With Foley Mountain Overlooking Westport From Foley Mountain I wanted to interview my long-time friend, Mel Shaw, not just because his intimate nature photos please me, but because he is a good example of someone who enjoying retirement. (Some of you may know him from the attractive calendar he and his wife Rose Ann designed and sold the past two years as a fundraiser benefitting the Foley Mountain Conservation Area.) Recently, I sat down …

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Christmas Wishes

Deer at Singing Meadow, courtesy of Sharon Derragh Wishing You the Joys of the Season I look forward to sharing more of the thoughts closest to my heart in my blog Small With Great Love starting early in the new year. Your thoughts and comments are what keep me going. Please be in touch as you can. Warmly,Peri

Wetlands

Wetlands Mel Shaw I’m in love all over again. Each spring I revisit one of David M. Carroll’s outstanding wetland books: The Year of the Turtle: A Natural History, Swampwalker’s Journal: A Wetlands Year, Following the Water: A Hydromancer’s Notebook. Even while flurries still sting my cheeks, I turn to Carroll as a gateway into the coming months when I will explore my own water meadow, marshlands and vernal pools. And I am happy to bask in his fine words, …

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