Tag Archives: stories about living on a river

“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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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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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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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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Musings on aging!

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Bette Davis is quoted as saying, “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.” From what I’ve read, she was a pretty cool lady. And, from what I’ve seen, she was an amazing actress. Cheers to you Ms. Davis. Okay, back … Continue reading

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Wait your turn!

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Life is getting a little crazy here on the Concord River. Back in October the ducks,¬†except for Franny and her drake, left after hurricane Joaquin blew through the area. Now I’m back to having over three dozen beaks to feed! … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Moon!

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Yesterday marked Thanksgiving Day. Last night I offered up thanks for my bounty of blessings to the moon above. She reflected onto the river like the ghostly galleon Alfred Noyes wrote about in his beautiful poem, The Highwayman. To truly … 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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Line up!

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This post will not address life on the Concord River. Instead, I’ll use it to relate the action above the river–way, way, way above the river. For the past few weeks Venus and Jupiter have performed a celestial dance on … Continue reading

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