Forts are always placed in power spots. They're not just points of military strategy, but places on a landscape that have been used throughout time by people as pivotal junctures for trails, trade and travel.
Trees, flowers and shrubs planted in graveyards, back yards and the woods are perennial reminders the layers of time and tangible links to the past. Each year when they burst into life they bring whispers, hums and memories of people who were here before us.
Who knew chocolate in the colonies was SPICY? Flavorings associated with that time period included cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, chili pepper, annatto, allspice, anise, and sugar. Spicy and tingling were not words I had previously associated with the American colonial time period!