Category Archives: nature

Knotty Story

This tale from my isolated workshop is actually quite tame compared to Boccaccio’s famous ones from the 14th Century told by a group of friends isolating themselves in an Italian villa; unfortunately timely circumstances. Amid the adjustments to the ever … Continue reading

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The Winter of Our Content

March is here and Spring is around the corner.  But I walked slowly and savored winter this morning.  That corner will get here soon enough. The bright early sun had yet to get the best of the overnight cold, and … Continue reading

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Liking Lichens

What is produced by a free stroke charms us, like the forms of lichens and leaves. There is a certain perfection in accidents which we never consciously attain. — Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers … Continue reading

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Three Spoons in November

Seeing this photo with the summer sun warming the flowers beside the fence makes me, on this frosty November morning, think about the changing of the seasons. The sun this morning casts longer shadows onto the lawn strewn with golden … Continue reading

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The Gladness of the River

It avails not, neither time or place—distance avails not, I am with you, you men and women of a generation, or ever so many generations hence, I project myself, also I return—I am with you, and know how it is. … Continue reading

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Beaver Connections

Since sharing some photos of beaver activity in a blog post a couple weeks ago I’ve made a few more beaver connections.  One goes way back to Aesop. If, like me, you weren’t familiar with that unsettling story, this should … Continue reading

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Icy River Walk

I like walking along the river near my house, really more of a creek.  The ebb and flow of the water and the seasons always brings something new to see. As the water level receded last weekend, ice ornaments sparkled … Continue reading

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