It’s happened. I went to an otherwise excellent and interesting blog and then I found the following question: “Have you filled out your brackets yet?”
Sigh. No, I haven’t. The only time I’ve filled out my brackets was in college–I decided every single game with a coin toss.
It’s hard enough for me to care about pro basketball, but getting into college hoops is too much of a stretch. I can’t figure out why I dislike basketball so much. All I can guess is that I grew up on a steady diet of hockey. I played hockey almost every day of my youth and watched the Flyers as often as I could. Basketball just seemed to be a let down after hockey.
Anyway, for those of you who feel my disdain for college hoops this time of year, I bring the Vermont alternative: March Mapleness. Yes, the nights are cold and the days are warm, perfect conditions for the running of the sap. The weekend of March 24th-25th is the maple syrup open house weekend. It’s one of my favorite times of the year. You haven’t lived until you’ve walked into a sugar house while boiling is going on. Trust me.
Yesterday I took a walk along River Road in Arlington and came across a ton of maple trees decked out with the old fashioned buckets. River Road is my favorite place for a walk or a bike ride.
I snapped some photos and posted them to my flickr account. I inserted my favorite pic below, which also made its way to the header of this site last night. Enjoy.