Nature

Smolak farms – Apple picking and pumpkin patch

Rishab visited Smolak farms today to pick apples and pumpkin in North Andover MA. smolak-farms-pumpkin-path

Picked apples and enjoyed playing with Veer and Kaira

smolak-farms-apple-picking

Categories: 8+ years, Autumn/Fall, Events, Explore, Learnings, Massachusetts, Nature, North Andover, Seasons, USA | Leave a comment

Snow time

No matter how late or busy we are, there is always some time for playing with snow.

Snowtime

Snowtime

Snowtime

Snowtime

Categories: 6+, Massachusetts, Nature, Seasons, USA, Waltham, Winter | Leave a comment

Lost in the trail of Waltham, MA

This morning we went out to jog in the forest. Rishab is always a good sport. Got his bicycle and was riding it as long the trail was even. After some time his bicycle away and started running with me. Together we explored a lot about the nature as always and had some exercise to our body.

A fall evening in Waltham

A fall evening in Waltham

When it was time to go back, Rishab tried to lead us and went in to a wrong direction for quite some time. I had to really run hard to reach him and stop him from going further in the wrong direction.

Lost on the beautiful trail in Waltham

Lost on the beautiful trail in Waltham

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Visiting Taza chocolate factory

Rishab visited Taza chocolate factory in Somerville, MA. This factory makes organic, stone ground chocolate in round shapes. Taste was also distinctly textured.

Taza chocolate factory

Taza chocolate factory

Rishab and Pragnya watched all their factory equipment and learnt the process of making chocolate from cacao to bars.

Rishab learning about cacao processing

Rishab learning about cacao processing

These chocolates are made in various flavors including some spicy flavors. We liked tasting most of their varieties.

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Prospect hill park, Waltham, MA

Rishab and I often go to Prospect hill park located in Waltham, MA. This view from the top often energizes me. Fall season made it all the more beautiful.

Prospect Hill - Boston view from Watham, MA

Prospect Hill – Boston view from Watham, MA

Not just the view from the top but also the path that leads there is equally beautiful.

Road to Prospect hill park in Waltham

Road to Prospect hill park in Waltham

Categories: 5+ Years, Boston, Explore, Massachusetts, Nature, USA, Waltham | Leave a comment

Autumn and birds

One evening I saw these small berries in the bushes attached to our patio. After clicking the picture, I plucked one of the not so good looking berry and Rishab said “Don’t do that…! Birds eat them”. I wondered if any bird really needs berries from our patio. Nevertheless I stopped touching them thinking about Rishab’s emotional attachment to the berries and the birds.

Berry in our patio

Berry in our patio

One week passed and its autumn time, looks like birds aren’t finding enough food around and they started eating these berries. Found a common sparrow eating these berries. In 2 days all the berries are gone.

Sparrow eating berries in our patio

Sparrow eating berries in our patio


Rishab taught me a great lesson today: As we grow, We often tend to forget the small deeds that make BIG difference in some one else’s life.

Categories: 5+ Years, Learnings, Massachusetts, Nature, USA, Waltham | Leave a comment

Canoeing in Auburndale, MA

This pretty summer weekend was a great day to go out on a canoe.

A small family living on one of these island kept fresh water bottles. kids were thoroughly tired after rowing.

Canoeing in Auburndale, MA

Canoeing in Auburndale, MA


It took us about an hour to go one round to the nearby island.

Canoeing in Auburndale, MA

Canoeing in Auburndale, MA

It was first ever experience of rowing for Rishab. I am sure it was great fun for him. It sure was for me.

Categories: 5+ Years, Auburndale, Massachusetts, Nature, Summer, USA | Leave a comment

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