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21 January 2017
Great turnout and a lot of fun.  Thanks to everyone that came and special thanks to The Golden Notebook!
11 October 2016
Aaaand.... we're LIVE! So excited that The Lazarus Vector is out from Amphorae Publishing Group and Blank Slate Press today! Get the book here: http://bit.ly/lazarusvector
Starred review in Publishers Weekly! Thank you again Blank Slate Press! Thank you again Amphorae Publishing Group!
24 September 2016
Had an incredible time on Saturday, talking with Sisters in Crime New Jersey about one of my favorite topics, forgotten Lady Scribblers. So much fun talking with an audience that was at least as informed as I was!
12 August 2016
So much for being determined to keep up with the garden posts this year. The roses have been glorious, even if I've been so behind I never got a picture of the fantastic Souvenir de Malmaison.
25 July 2016

I am taking this opportunity to ask anyone who knows me through MWA-NY to please check out my post on their website at http://www.mwany.org/2016/07/writing-is-excessive-drudgery/ . As many of you know, this is my second year chairing the Mentor Committee, and I'm soliciting ideas about how we can improve the program to better serve our members. Any feedback either on the MWA-NY site or on Facebook would be greatly appreciated.

18 July 2016

July 10

The purple-fringed orchis were a little disappointing this year - and on my birthday, no less. Only three plants in bloom. Still, George, my trusty associate, managed to get some nice pictures of the plants and other things...

Woodstock's newest hot spot, did inspire in us a new methodology for the following week. And a cooling beverage afterward at The Station Bar and Curio,

20 June 2016

Or so the Algonquins called the full moon in June, because it signaled the perfect time to harvest ripened strawberries.

Others called it the Rose Moon. The Mead Moon. And the Honey Moon.

Whatever you want to call it, last night was a full moon on the same day as the Summer Solstice for the first time since 1967 - and if I recall correctly, that one ushered in the Summer of Love.

23 May 2016
The wild orchids near our home were starting to look like something special this week. And the hardy orchids in our garden opened this week, too. (Coincidence? I think not. Probably in honor of my new book coming out in May about an orchid hunter? Yeah, that must be it...) Please follow this link to a gallery of photos of the wild orchids, and some in my own garden.
18 May 2016
Saturday was our annual trek to visit our "pet" Cypripedium acaule, which has finally bloomed this year after a two-year drought. Actually, it bloomed last year, but something ate it - so we were armed with Liquid Fence to protect it from the critters this year.
This is an archive of all of Erica's postings on this website. Enjoy!
Exploring Legends - Articles about our hikes in the Catskills, with emphasis on fun legends and history.
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Photos © - George Baird