nature

A Walk to My Place

November 7, 2012

This morning, the resident dog and I took a walk up to my place. I took one hundred or so photographs along the way. Over a distance of about one mile, these photos show a bit of how the terrain and scenery changes along the way. I haven’t added captions, but if you mouse-over each [...]

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If a Tree Snaps in the Woods Can You Stop It?

November 5, 2012

Four months ago a strange wind roared through our woods, snapping gigantic trees in half and uprooting them whole. Hundreds of miles and thousands of acres were tormented by a coup of nature. Perfectly healthy stands of trees were blown over, truly, like toothpicks. There was no possible way to foresee this. There was no [...]

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Finding the Stuff of Wings

July 23, 2012

Early this spring, just after the swallows and western bluebirds started returning, I got busy cleaning out and repairing our birdhouses, making ready for nesting season. This hadn’t been done for many years, if ever, and I don’t know a lot about bird life, but what I’d read recommended an annual clean-out … Additionally, there [...]

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In love with trees (etc.)

April 17, 2012

I am so in love with my 30-acre Wood. I’ve always adored this particular piece of land, always found it to touch me somehow. But the more time I spend on it, the more I never want to leave it. I am a little confused and baffled by how good I feel just being on [...]

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Jinxed it?

March 7, 2011

An update to yesterday’s post about how lovely the birds were and how warm the sun’s rays were: Here’s what we woke to this morning. Of course the temperature has climbed already to above 40°F and the snow is sliding off the roofs.

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Quiet Shift

March 6, 2011

What an amazing morning. Something has definitely shifted! Overnight, it seems, the morning air has changed. Bird song, which has been mostly absent all winter. And the sunlight was warmer—the tones were warmer, the rays felt more warm on my body, even though the ambient temperature was what it’s been for a week, near 20°F. [...]

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Thanks. No really, I mean it.

November 25, 2010

So often these days I feel like my life is one big trudge uphill, with little breaks now and then during which I bang my head against a stone wall. Daily life sucks up hours for chores, just for maintenance of daily life. And it seems like every other thing I go to do, well, [...]

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I love my woods

October 25, 2010

I don’t know how I could forget, but I did. I forgot how much I enjoy walking through my woods. Any woods, actually, but right now especially my woods. Funny. Somehow in the last two months I had not gotten up to my 30-acre woods, not until just two weeks ago. Getting “NO HUNTING” signs [...]

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Eggs Are Simply Nice

September 2, 2010

This is my art today. This lovely wee egg that is less egg-shape and more just a nice ellipse. ellipse |iˈlips| noun a regular oval shape, traced by a point moving in a plane so that the sum of its distances from two other points (the foci) is constant, or resulting when a cone is [...]

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Awe Some

July 22, 2010
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