Tag Archives: River Lady

The Battle on the Concord River!

This story comes to you straight from the shore of the Concord River in Billerica, MA. There are no pictures since the author of the story (that would be me) was trapped under her porch and the cameras were in … Continue reading

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Let’s Celebrate!

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Happy Fourth of July!!!!!! How cool that Mother Nature dressed my garden for the festivities. Even the beetles got dressed for the occasion. To help celebrate the fourth, a mama hen stopped by with a new little chick.. Check out … 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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“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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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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