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Naturally Curious Hiatus

Naturally Curious will be on hiatus for the next month or so due to a move I am making across the state of Vermont to the town of Shelburne.  I will sorely miss the hills, fields, streams and woods of the Upper Valley, but look forward to making new discoveries in the Champlain Valley.  (I’m hoping readers who live near my new abode will be as helpful in letting me know about local flora and fauna as those in the Upper Valley have been over the past 17 years!)

The Naturally Curious blog will resume as soon as I have settled and have a working computer.  The timing of this move isn’t ideal, as there is so much happening this time of year that I would love to be out photographing and sharing with readers, but I look forward to being able to do that again in the very near future, hopefully in July. Thank you so much for your patience and support. Stay naturally curious and may the next month be filled with exciting discoveries! And please stay healthy.  (Photo:  Showy Lady’s Slipper,Cypripedium reginae)

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48 responses

  1. Sue S

    Making a change…good for you. Best of luck and joyful wanderings bringing us new wonders!

    June 15, 2020 at 7:00 am

  2. Mary

    Mary, I grew up in Shelburne. How wonderful that you will be so close to Lake Champlain! The area is every bit as beautiful as the Upper Valley (as you know). Good luck with your move and I look forward to your future posts. Stay healthy.

    June 15, 2020 at 7:02 am

  3. Margo Nutt

    We will miss you!

    June 15, 2020 at 7:04 am

  4. susan thomas

    Best of luck with your move and enjoy discovering all that’s new!

    June 15, 2020 at 7:06 am

  5. All the best in this move! You will discover MANY new treasures, I know, including such as Shagbark Hickory around the area and the big old Sycamore in the village. Keep us all posted and be well!

    June 15, 2020 at 7:11 am

    • Good luck with the move, and enjoy exploring new environs!

      June 16, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    • Hello John,

      I enjoy Mary’s posts and like the rest of us, will miss them for now. In your comments on her hiatus you mentioned the Sycamore tree in your area. I was raised in Sunderland, MA near the old Buttonball and enjoyed its magnificence. Perhaps it’s time for me to explore the area this summer to find more of them. Thank you for the “reminder”.

      Lover of all trees,

      Susan Whitcomb

      June 21, 2020 at 2:55 pm

  6. All the best on your move! Your post brighten my mornings and I will miss them until you find your way back to us. Now and then I come across sometime interesting. Is it possible to send a photo and short description to you through the comments? Many thanks and safe journey to yiu new home. Stay well.

    June 15, 2020 at 7:46 am

    • Betsy, I would love to see them, but WordPress doesn’t allow photos from others, unfortunately. You can send it to me a mcholland505@comcast.net. Thanks so much!

      June 16, 2020 at 4:39 pm

  7. Audrey Hyson

    Best of luck with your move to the Champlain Valley! It will be interesting to witness the possible differences in timing of various seasonal events as you settle in a new area.

    June 15, 2020 at 7:47 am

  8. Carole Petrillo

    Dear Mary, I wish you much happiness in your new home!

    Much love Carole

    Sent from my iPad

    June 15, 2020 at 7:50 am

  9. Leah

    We will miss having you on top of our local Upper Valley wildlife, but I look forward to your discoveries in new ecosystems. May your move go easily and may you enjoy your new neighbors. With gratitude.

    June 15, 2020 at 8:06 am

  10. teachdad46

    Mrs. Nesbitt and Mr. White would be proud of you for doing such a difficult, but sensible thing!

    June 15, 2020 at 8:08 am

    • You are one of the funniest, dearest people I have ever known!

      June 16, 2020 at 4:40 pm

  11. Faith Bieler

    Mary, Please have a smooth transition to Shelburne..We will be waiting for you when you land in your new area and hope that the change of environment is as satisfying as your upper valley area. We welcome you West! Let me know your address so that I can send a check of appreciation. In thanks for your Naturally Curious and our tromping around together in Az. with John Douglas many years ago now!

    Faith xoxo

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    June 15, 2020 at 8:12 am

    • So good to hear from you, Faith! What fun that trip was – seems like another lifetime ago! My new address is 505 Wake Robin Drive, Shelburne, VT 05482, and you are dear to think of me. Hope you are healthy, and stay that way! Warmly, Mary

      June 16, 2020 at 4:42 pm

  12. Alice

    Because you are Naturally Curious, I’m sure you’ll leave few stones unturned (carefully) in your new photography zone. May your move come with many silver linings. What a beautiful Lady Slipper. I’ve been in Vergennes, many times & walked quite a bit in that area. It’s pretty, with the ridges. All the best, stay well.

    June 15, 2020 at 8:12 am

  13. Best of luck with your move. New and exciting places to explore!

    June 15, 2020 at 8:22 am

  14. Jean M. Rogers

    Wishing you an easy migration to your new home. Your blog has brought joy and insight about all the life around us. Having just moved to a new state after being 32 years in one home I can tell you there is so much to discover and explore!

    June 15, 2020 at 8:31 am

  15. Michael Hussin

    Good luck with your move, from one beautiful place to another! May it go smoothly!

    June 15, 2020 at 8:35 am

  16. Rachael Cohen

    Mary,

    Once you’re settled, I’m sure you’ll find the new locale inspiring and challenging to explore, as I have since my move from the Upper Valley to southern Vermont three springs ago.

    Best of luck, Rachael

    June 15, 2020 at 8:39 am

  17. Alice

    Shelburne Farms is close by, which Otis & Lily Piper would love!

    June 15, 2020 at 8:41 am

  18. johannah powell

    good luck with your move! don’t  forget to  come back to us ! what a beautiful source of information -i’ve used your books for years teaching and appreciating nature with kids i bought an updated version of naturally curious and gave the  first one to a fellow teacher . ♥️  such wonderful work thank you ! 

    Sent from Yahoo Mail for iPhone

    June 15, 2020 at 8:41 am

  19. Martha McDaniel

    Dear Mary, Just betting this is a difficult move for you. Sending love, hope, and good cheer to you… Martha

    On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 6:54 AM Naturally Curious with Mary Holland wrote:

    > Mary Holland posted: “Naturally Curious will be on hiatus for the next > month or so due to a move I am making across the state of Vermont to the > town of Shelburne. I will sorely miss the hills, fields, streams and woods > of the Upper Valley, but look forward to making new disco” >

    June 15, 2020 at 8:44 am

  20. Jan Linskey

    We have great friends who are naturalists living at Wake Robin in Shelburne. I’ll gladly introduce you after you settle in.

    June 15, 2020 at 8:53 am

    • Thank you so much, Jan. That would be wonderful as I only know one person slightly. Warmly, Mary

      June 16, 2020 at 4:44 pm

  21. Gwyn Loud

    Mary- We wll miss your blogs and look foward to more in your new environment.
    Best of luck for your move, always a big undertaking. You are going to another lovely part of VT and all of your fans will be eager to see what you discover there.

    June 15, 2020 at 9:02 am

  22. Deborah Luquer

    Will think of you often, hoping all goes better than anticipated

    June 15, 2020 at 9:04 am

  23. I wish you comfort and happiness in your next home. Just think: a whole new environment to explore! Rest, adjust, and we all look forward to your next entry. – Hugh

    June 15, 2020 at 9:25 am

  24. We’ll surely miss your amazing photos and fascinating tidbits of information while you’re busy with this bold relocation. As you know, there are wonders everywhere, both in the familiar and in the new. It will be fun to have you share your discoveries!
    My 8-year-old granddaughter has begun to sit with her family’s copy of “Naturally Curious Day by Day” – how wonderful! May The Force be with you in this transition!
    With warm wishes, Dell

    June 15, 2020 at 9:28 am

  25. Kirsten Lewis

    Good luck on you move. Hope you find lots of new and interesting things in your new location.
    Kirsten

    June 15, 2020 at 9:38 am

  26. Best wishes to you on your move.

    June 15, 2020 at 9:38 am

  27. Pat Thomas

    sending all good thoughts for your move. all of nature will be waiting to welcome you there

    June 15, 2020 at 9:40 am

  28. Carol Abbey

    Hi Mary, I hope your move will be beneficial for you. I will miss your blog but I’m very glad to know that you’ll be back. Best of luck, Carol Abbey

    On Mon, 15 Jun 2020 at 06:54, Naturally Curious with Mary Holland wrote:

    > Mary Holland posted: “Naturally Curious will be on hiatus for the next > month or so due to a move I am making across the state of Vermont to the > town of Shelburne. I will sorely miss the hills, fields, streams and woods > of the Upper Valley, but look forward to making new disco” >

    June 15, 2020 at 9:58 am

  29. Linda Deetjen

    You are a treasure for all who love the natural world……….

    On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 6:54 AM Naturally Curious with Mary Holland wrote:

    > Mary Holland posted: “Naturally Curious will be on hiatus for the next > month or so due to a move I am making across the state of Vermont to the > town of Shelburne. I will sorely miss the hills, fields, streams and woods > of the Upper Valley, but look forward to making new disco” >

    June 15, 2020 at 10:05 am

  30. Susan Wind

    Thanks for letting us know, Mary. Wishing you ease and flow through this huge transition. With Gratitude for all the joy and enlightenment you bring, I hope you have all the support you could use.

    Susan from Rockland, ME

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

    June 15, 2020 at 10:30 am

  31. James Macneil

    Bon voyage, Mary !

    June 15, 2020 at 10:32 am

  32. Connie Kousman

    Good luck, Mary! We will miss having you just across the river.

    June 15, 2020 at 12:14 pm

  33. May your move go smoothy. May you be safe and well. And many thanks for your daily posts. I look forward to your return, and to seeing what new things you find to share with us.

    June 15, 2020 at 12:14 pm

  34. Melissa Haertsch

    Good luck with your move, Mary!

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    June 15, 2020 at 12:26 pm

  35. Helen Carroll

    Good luck with your move! I enjoy your column every day and will be glad when you are on line again. Take care, :Helen Carroll

    On Mon, Jun 15, 2020 at 6:54 AM Naturally Curious with Mary Holland wrote:

    > Mary Holland posted: “Naturally Curious will be on hiatus for the next > month or so due to a move I am making across the state of Vermont to the > town of Shelburne. I will sorely miss the hills, fields, streams and woods > of the Upper Valley, but look forward to making new disco” >

    June 15, 2020 at 6:48 pm

  36. Good luck with your move, I know from experience it is stressful. Looking forward to hearing from you when you are settled. thanks for your daily nature inspiration.

    June 16, 2020 at 10:03 am

  37. kathiefive

    Mary, I will miss your posts and look forward to their resumption. In the meantime, be well, go slow, take care, and stress as little as possible. I’ve found that moving helps me to consolidate and downsize, and to make room for new things in my life. I hope the move goes smoothly, and that your new place feels good. Sending love.

    June 16, 2020 at 11:33 am

  38. Jodie Moriarty

    I hope you find great joy and peace in your new place.

    Sent from my iPhone

    >

    June 16, 2020 at 7:09 pm

  39. Good Luck on your move! I hope all things go Smoothly! You will be missed! I hope the new dgis are met with your total satisfaction! Now Get out There! 🙂 ❤

    June 17, 2020 at 2:52 am

  40. I will miss your posts for this short while Mary. I wish you ease with your move and the adjustment to your new surroundings. I look forward to your unique enthusiasm and natural wonder in all upcoming posts from your new home. Think of all that nature has waiting just for you – and for us. Thank you for sharing your wonderful curiosity and wisdom.

    June 17, 2020 at 2:19 pm

  41. Dianne Wright

    Mary, Best Wishes to you in VT !!

    Sent from my iPad

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    June 17, 2020 at 7:54 pm

  42. Reeve Lindbergh

    Thank you so much for offering Naturally Curious to us all, and safe travels and transition to you!

    With best wishes,

    Reeve and Nat Tripp

    > Begin forwarded message: > > From: Naturally Curious with Mary Holland > Subject: [New post] Naturally Curious Hiatus > Date: June 15, 2020 at 06:54:56 EDT > To: triplind@earthlink.net > Reply-To: Naturally Curious with Mary Holland > >

    June 18, 2020 at 9:07 am

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