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I know in my heart it is June.

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A Summer’s Day Black bees on the clover-heads drowsily clinging, Where tall, feathered grasses and buttercups sway; And all through the fields a white sprinkle of daisies, Open-eyes at the setting of day. Oh the heaps of sweet roses, sweet … 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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The Hawk and the Rock

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There once was a hawk and a rock, on the rock the creatures would stop. ‘I say,’ said the hawk, ‘Why you sit on the rock,’ when my talons are a nice place to stop!’ Blessed be :} Save

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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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The nursery is open for business!

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Oh baby, we have ducklings! No, not Franny’s ducklings. I haven’t seen Franny in a long time. Not sure if she’s sitting on her nest or became lunch for the eagle. However, Clemant is here. He and a group of … 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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The rhythm of my life.

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My life on the Concord River follows the rhythm of the river herself. The life I share with the all the living creatures who inhabit my small piece of paradise is one that offers great pleasure and, at times, perils. … 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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