Tag Archives: Mallard

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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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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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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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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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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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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It’s time!

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One would think, since most of the flock decided to leave in the wake of hurricane Joaquin, that the few remaining hearty feathered souls would follow suit. Not so. I have about a dozen ducks, Franny included, who are still … Continue reading

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