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Flowers around Nubi by Lila (not Noel)

Yesterday I went through the neighborhood and took 67 pictures of different kinds of flowers all around Nubi. Here are a few of them.

If you’d like to see all of them, you can view a slideshow of all of them here on Flickr.

. . . → Read More: Flowers around Nubi by Lila (not Noel)

birdy morning

I couldn’t resist doing a birding loop around Nubi this morning. There was a lot to see/hear, but nothing really unusual and fewer warblers than I’d hoped. Fortunately there were some enjoyable highlights:

three (!) great blue herons on top of trees (!!!) near the start of the white dot trail a male turkey displaying . . . → Read More: birdy morning

Monadnock Jazz

Jim with a Latin band at the Nubi pig roast

One of the unexpected things Jim learned about the Monadnock region when he moved to Nubi four years ago is the significant jazz presence in the area. As it turns out, nearby Brattleboro (just over the Vermont border) is a jazz mecca of sorts.

Coming . . . → Read More: Monadnock Jazz

Giving back and growing roots

In addition to his work at the River Center, Tom is Nubi's snow man

Tom moved to Nubi during a period when he was experiencing some of the top stressors of contemporary life: divorce from his wife of 16 years, closing his business, single parenthood, relocating from another state, etc. “In Nubi I recognized a . . . → Read More: Giving back and growing roots

Community from Nubi to Concord

Sue with Squirt and Magic at Nubi

It’s hard to meet anyone in Peterborough who doesn’t know Sue. Having lived in Peterborough for 41 years, she has deep ties to the community through her lively, fun and dedicated engagement with the Well School, with the Monadnock Tennis Club, Peterborough Players (a professional theater), and in . . . → Read More: Community from Nubi to Concord

Living full lives, a partial list of Nubi neighbor activities

I am continually amazed by the talents and diverse interests of my neighbors. So when I set out to explore how Nubi residents go about living full lives, I faced a challenge: How can I possibly capture the depth and breadth of everyone’s interests and commitments?

In addition to family and work obligations, neighbors . . . → Read More: Living full lives, a partial list of Nubi neighbor activities

Sappy with the promise of spring

Collecting sugar maple sap

Late winter at Nubi is full of promise. These warming days and cold nights create the perfect conditions for maple sap to begin running. We tap our sugar maples to make syrup; seedlings in the Nubi seed room sprout, offering the promise of green in the midst of lingering snow cover. . . . → Read More: Sappy with the promise of spring

Real Estate Pulse in the Monadnock Region

Visitors to our cohousing neighborhood are occasionally curious about real estate in general in our region. I’ve gathered together facts and impressions as we begin 2013.

Where’s the interest? As has been widely reported, real estate sales nationally are on the increase. In New Hampshire, unit sales were up 22% at the end of 2012 . . . → Read More: Real Estate Pulse in the Monadnock Region

Building Community: Interview with Sage & Richard

Richard, Sage, Elsbeth & Catherine in Wyoming

In the almost five years that I’ve gotten to know Richard and Sage, who are Nubi co-founders and neighbors, I’ve often heard them refer to the Nubi project with both exasperation and love. I finally got a chance to ask them to reflect at more length on a . . . → Read More: Building Community: Interview with Sage & Richard

Heard on the Path: Why did you decide to move to Nubi?

Mary

“For a long time I have recognized that I had a set of values, but not a day-to-day context in which to live those values. I wanted my actions and behaviors to flow from my values. I’ve accomplished that goal within my family and myself, but I was looking to extend it into my . . . → Read More: Heard on the Path: Why did you decide to move to Nubi?