That Time of Year

That Time of Year

A redbird (cardinal) just lit in the crepe myrtle bush in front of my window. Yesterday, while I was sitting on the deck, a black-capped chickadee flew onto my head. He was there only briefly because I, startled, brushed my hand on my head. Birds are busy, busy, building nests, sitting on eggs, or taking […]

What Happened?

What Happened?

This morning, it’s thirty degrees! Can you believe it? Wasn’t it just yesterday that we were having summer? What happened? It’s a mystery. Seasons change so quickly–or, maybe I just don’t realize they are creeping up on me. Like the years. Then, I look around and, wow! How’d this happen? I actually lit my fireplace. […]

Wintertime Woods

Wintertime Woods

There’s a mystery about wintertime woods that isn’t there at any other time. Or, maybe it is there, but it’s hidden by leaves and warmth and the lushness of life. Trees in winter lift bare, unadorned branches, their intricate shapes stark against a gray sky. The air is crisp and clean, the leaves underfoot are […]

March and Changeable Moods

March and Changeable Moods

The Meadow: Nature’s Canvas

The Meadow: Nature’s Canvas

  Autumn moves through the meadow, rearranging it in muted colors. As the sun shines on tall grasses, they gleam with the silver of seed tufts. Thistles, whose purple crowns swayed in the breeze only a few weeks ago, now wear cotton thatches. Goldenrod, touched by frost, bows its bronzed blooms. The meadow mirrors passing […]

Saying Good-bye to September

Saying Good-bye to September

  The last day of September. When I was a lot younger, I’d hear my parents talk about time flying, especially as they grew older. Now, I can tell you it seems that way to me too. It’s hard to believe summer is actually gone. The trees are still green, mostly, but leaves are falling. […]

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