Tag Archives: Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in.

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Hey Henry, Happy Belated Birthday. July marked the two hundredth birthday for Thoreau; July 12, to be exact. And since he loved meandering along the Concord River, I thought I’d start this post with a nod his way. Plus, the … Continue reading

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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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“Don’t leave!” cried the tiny flower.

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“I’ll be cold and lonely without you.” “Oh, little one,” the Sun replied with tenderness. “You’ll be asleep and won’t even know I’m gone.” A warm ray shined down upon the small flower’s petals. “And when you wake, I’ll be … Continue reading

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Hum along with me, the best is yet to be!

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Since Robert Browning has passed, I didn’t think he would mind if I borrowed his lovely words and tweaked them a bit. If so, he and I will straighten it out when we meet along the Milky Way. Lately, the … Continue reading

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And summer’s lease hath all too short a date!

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June 21, 2015. First day of summer. The longest day of the calendar year. When the light outshines the darkness and the sun (in this case hidden by clouds) shines on my corner of Mother Earth for about 12 hours. … Continue reading

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Two years, and counting!

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Wow! Time flies when you’re having fun, feeding ducks, battling ants, rebuilding decks, buying old friends, creating sacred gardens, rescuing rabbits, adopting dogs, counting the bees in the hive, chasing the clouds from the sky, and ……….. It’s been two … Continue reading

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All present and accounted for. Well, almost all.

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Hallelujah, the spring peepers are awake! The joyous chorus of “Come hither, baby, and let’s rock!” can finally be heard along the roads of Billerica, Burlington, Tewksbury, and other vernal-pondy places in New England. Margaret Wise Brown stated it best: … Continue reading

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Open wide!

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The Concord River is open for business–wide open! Except for a few passing ice flows, the water is free and clear. And, unfortunately, getting higher. I’m keeping a weathered eye on two rocks across from my beach. They’re my benchmarks … 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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Lunch is served!

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Here on the Concord River, we serve sushi so fresh it will flip itself off your plate. Our greens are tender, succulent, and bursting with flavor. Even our insect selection rivals any five star restaurant on the California coast. Nothing … Continue reading

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