Tag Archives: life on a river

Get your collective butts in gear!

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It’s November. Okay, yes, I know. In my last post, I pretended October was, in fact, August. Just call me the Queen of Denial. Thanks to Pam Tillis, I’ve seen the light. Actually, I’ve seen the dark. The turning back … Continue reading

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Wake up Persephone, it’s time!

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Is it just me or has this winter felt like its gone on forever? (Those of you in the southern hemisphere can just settle down; I’ll get to you in June. By the way, happy first day of Autumn.) Back … Continue reading

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Imbolc 2017, Brigid’s Day.

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Imbolc, (EM-bowlk) is a Gaelic term meaning ‘in the belly’. This is the time of year when Mother Earth celebrates life by nudging awake the frozen seeds slumbering within her belly under the barren soil. She whispers softly to them … Continue reading

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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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“But isn’t it a bit dull at times?” the Mole ventured to ask.

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“Just you and the river, and no one to talk with?” Kenneth Grahame Oh Mole, my sweet Mole, one can never be lonely on a river. There are just so many wonderful creatures with whom to share my time. There … 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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Ain’t no lie ducky, bye, bye, bye!

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Chew and screw (that too!) is what they do. About a billion ducks arrived two days ago, blocking the sun with their dark wings. They stayed for a couple of days eating my cracked corn, enjoying a little copulation (yes, … 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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