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So soon . . . autumn

Imagine my surprise when, last week, on August 15, I saw this.

The signs of autumn approaching are creeping in everywhere.

Apple boxes are appearing in orchards, with harvest beginning. 118 more words

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That Sound . . .

The sun shines on a bottle.

The bottle holds a cold drink.

A stiff breeze blows across the top of the bottle.

It makes a special sound, a low “woooooo.” 10 more words

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Summer is a delicate balance

Remember when you were a little kid, when summer was unalloyed gold, just hours and days and weeks of playing and lazing about?

And then, eventually you had to get a summer job, but there was still plenty of time to ride bikes and do big splashy cannonballs into the water? 550 more words

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The Big Questions

Nothing like an early walk on an exquisite spring morning to generate the big questions in life . . .

Why can’t I pick trilliums? It was illegal when I was a child; is it still? 237 more words

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Lessons from My Garden

I ache all over.

I’ve spent a fair amount of time lately, and the better part of the last two two days, outside trying to bring some sense of order to our yard and gardens. 441 more words

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Building Your Word Power: Sastruga

Over the years, I’ve posted photos of one of my favorite winter phenomena and a couple of years ago, blogger Sandra, from A Corner of Cornwall… 125 more words

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Winter's Silver Lining

At this point of winter, we Northerners look for silver linings.

Many are the reasons to pity the poor Southerners, but one presented its silver self this morning. 225 more words

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