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Category Archives: flora and fauna
“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
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
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
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
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
There was snow at dawn this morning. A tranquil beginning bringing us one day closer to the beginning of a new year.