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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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1, 2, 3, 4 … oh darn, please stay still! 1, 2, 3, 4….

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This weekend is the Great Backyard Bird Count hosted by the Audubon Association and Cornell Lab. http://gbbc.birdcount.org/ Now I admit it’s not easy to count moving targets, especially when most of them look alike. Participating is easy (http://gbbc.birdcount.org/get-started/)–just register and … Continue reading

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Blessed Imbolc!

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Imbolc, (EM-bowlk) Gaelic term meaning ‘in the belly’ is the time of year when we celebrate the bringing forth of life from the barren soil. Also referred to as Oimealg  (IM-mol’g), ‘meaning ewe’s milk,’ this is also the time of … 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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Blessed Solstice!

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May the solstice and turning of the wheel bring you love, peace, and good fortune in the coming year. Bless the light and welcome the returning Sun with joy. Blessed be :}

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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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“Don’t leave!” cried the tiny flower.

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“I’ll be cold and lonely without you.” “Oh, little one,” the Sun replied with tenderness. “You’ll be asleep and won’t even know I’m gone.” A warm ray shined down upon the small flower’s petals. “And when you wake, I’ll be … 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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Hum along with me, the best is yet to be!

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Since Robert Browning has passed, I didn’t think he would mind if I borrowed his lovely words and tweaked them a bit. If so, he and I will straighten it out when we meet along the Milky Way. Lately, the … Continue reading

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