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The brighter side of life.

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The Concord River woke this week to a world of white–a little snow and birds. Actually, a lot of snow and one bird. But they were both white. A swan visited, taking my breath away and giving the ducks something … Continue reading

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Did you think I’d forgotten about you?

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Never in a million years! It’s just that, as years go, 2016 wasn’t all that great. Sure, sure, I wrote and published a second book, which is now available on Amazon. (Shameless plug.) However, publishing my two books were pretty … Continue reading

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Come and get it!

The ducklings are growing like weeds. They’ve incorporated themselves into the flock that is also growing like weeds. At present I have over three dozen ducks, including ducklings, stopping by for breakfast and dinner each and every day. Even though … Continue reading

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Blessed Ostara

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It’s time! It’s here! Let the trumpets sound. Spring has arrived to the Concord River. Or, as Margaret Wise Brown wrote in her iconic book, Pussy Willow: When the pussy willows happen …then it is spring. The pussy willows are … Continue reading

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And the winners are ….

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(drum roll please) Franny and her mate. Let’s call him Clemant! A little history lesson: last year Franny was my breeding female, along with Harry. Both named after my parents. Well, this year, Franny is back! And her mate is … Continue reading

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Just five minutes more … pleeeeease!

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I couldn’t wait! I had to know. But the cries at the chills that passed through the tender shoots made me sad. I’m referring to the perennials and bulbs that have started to reach for the sun. But the poor … Continue reading

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A study in scarlet!

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In 1887, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gave the world their first glimpse of one of literature’s most beloved characters, Sherlock Holmes. Today I pay homage to Sir Doyle with my own study in scarlet. And what better bird to represent … Continue reading

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Touch the stillness …

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… of the river. Winter has finally come to my small corner of the Concord River. Our first snowfall didn’t bring the right type of snow for a snowdog, or snowman, or even a snowgnome, but it did bring a … Continue reading

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Today’s menu features chef’s special surprise!

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Truly! I have no idea what was on the menu, but an immature bald eagle seemed to be enjoying it. The eagle was riding his meal as they slowly headed toward Lowell, pulling out entrails and other long, squishy-looking things. … Continue reading

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Super moon, man!

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Tonight’s full moon will be the first of three supermoons that will occur over the next two months. What is a supermoon, you ask? Well, it’s a moon that’s near it’s closest point to the Earth so it looks big. … Continue reading

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