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Oh goodness, they’re here already?

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It’s April, 2018, and the ruby-throated hummingbirds have migrated to New England. What will they find? Continue reading

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The Merry Month of May

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Yup, it’s true. Today is May first. April went by in a dizzying blaze of dryness. We’re on a water alert here in Billerica and my Concord River is low. I’m not complaining (If it seems that I am, I’m … 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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Your vision will become your life!

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If you were lucky enough to gaze into the night sky on September 8, you would have been blessed with a spectacular vision – the harvest moon! She cast a luminous path across the lawn, beach, and water, as if … Continue reading

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Tails of the river!

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Ellen DeGeneres isn’t the only one who got to judge an amazing award show in 2014. After the intense eating competitions of winter, the ducks paired-off and worked to establish their breeding territories. The judging came down to three hearty … Continue reading

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When the peepers peep!

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Although best known for Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown also wrote Pussy Willow.¬†Through summer, fall and winter the soft grey pussy cat, named Pussy Willow, journeys far and wide, trying to find his pussy willows. When he happens upon a … Continue reading

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Falling forward and other flight patterns!

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Last night the clocks were turned forward, resulting in the loss of an hour. Do people turn clocks anymore or just push buttons? We need a new saying. Instead of “turning the clock forward,” we could say “pushing time forward.” … Continue reading

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It’s not the British, but they are coming!!!

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“The British are coming!” was Paul Revere’s famous call back in the 1700’s. The truth is Mr. Revere never shouted his calling, but knocked descreetly on shutters and doors, to awaken those sympathetic to the rebels cause. Anyway, I’m transgressing, … Continue reading

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