Category Archives: flora and fauna

The Light of Spring

“A light exists in spring Not present on the year at any other period- When March is scarcely here.” Emily Dickinson It shines with the promise of new life.  It reflects off new fallen snow with bright green shoots of … Continue reading

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Deep Freeze

The pond is frozen. The New River Valley has finally taken a plunge into the deep freeze of winter. The fickle sun brightly beckons me outside but the thermometer sitting on 8 degrees over rides the urge to walk about.  … Continue reading

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Woodland Calligraphy

Naturalists and artists tend to appreciate details within the big picture.  We marvel at the the shapes of shadows, the perfect hexagons in a comb of honey and the curly-cues and flourishes of tendrils.  In these are the characters, alphabets … Continue reading

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A Moment of Creativity

Earlier this week I decided to spend a moment on the porch enjoying a warm January sunbeam and browsing through two of my favorite catalogs,  Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff and Rare Seeds from the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co.  I … Continue reading

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A “little” Inspiration

Several nights ago the temperature dropped into the single digits and all of the media were emphasizing the importance of bringing outdoor pets inside and providing shelter for livestock.  I don’t have either but after I filled the bird feeders … Continue reading

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Snow at Dawn

There was snow at dawn this morning.  A tranquil beginning bringing us one day closer to the beginning of a new year. 

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Winter Greens

When last week started off with this beautiful sunrise,  I suspected that I might be taking a technology break and I did.  I spent my week before the holidays away from the computer and immersed in my favorite activities of … Continue reading

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