Monday, September 28, 2020
porch

Julie Geiss explains where the tradition of relaxing on her front porch originated, recalling the time she spent with her grandparents on their front porch.
Swallow Falls State Park

Julie Geiss and her family visit Swallow Falls State Park in Garrett County, Maryland.
Lanterman's Mill

Julie Geiss recounts the views of a recent trip to Mill Creek Park. Learn more about the history of the man-made structures and the beauty around them.
rain boots

New columnist Julie Geiss shares some of the adventures her and her children have had on their family farm.
wild ponies

Julie Geiss shares memories from a recent family road trip to Assateague State Park and National Seashore and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
fishing rod

Julie Geiss' son has fallen in love with fishing — "hook, line and sinker."
Badlands National Park

Yellow sweet clover is appealing to the eye but damaging to the land in a mixed-grass prairie, like the one at Badlands National Park.
Raised-bed garden

Julie Geiss recalls the first year she and her husband planted a herb and vegetable garden, or rather gardens.
blue heron

Julie Geiss shares some recent experiences with nature that have mesmerized her and her children.
Mountain laurel

Julie Geiss recalls a recent trip to Laurel Ridge State Park and all the beautiful floral blooms she saw during her hike.