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Chinese Lantern

Despite epic wind storms, snow, rain and hail, this hearty Chinese Lantern’s seed pods survived the maelstrom winter threw at it. I can’t wait to see what it has in store for spring. Advertisements

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A Special Edition: February 20th is only Five Days Away

In my small town we support a YMCA.  Three years ago one of the janitors fed me a gym secret. I’m going to share . . . again.  * * * We’ve all done it, made a resolution. January 1st, … Continue reading

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A Harbor in Winter

Snow falls so rarely in our area that one inch will shut the region down. At four inches, people abandon their cars on the interstate and trudge home. On this day our small town boasted our small harbor dusted in … Continue reading

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If it’s the Day before Ground Hogs Day, Will an Orange See its Shadow?

On the eve of Punxsutawney Phil’s unveiling to deliver the news of an anticipated early spring, if we look at an orange in snow today and it casts a shadow, does that mean six more weeks of winter? I see … Continue reading

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Burl Ives’s Likeness

For those fans of the Rankin and Bass 1964 classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, you may have seen the profusion of inflatable characters popping up around Christmas time in the U.S.. We were no exception. “Sam the Snowman” is our … Continue reading

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The Moth

With winter tightening it’s grip here in the United States, I stumbled across a photo I took last summer of a moth taking refuge on my window screen during the raging fire season. It stayed until the smoke cleared then … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

In celebration of the new year and possible fatigue from the holidays, we’ll keep this brief. It’s 2018, we made it! *Fannie blows into her red-diamond blowout squawker* “Hiss, squeak!” Oh my, I think my blowout squawker has a hole … Continue reading

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