Category Archives: Reflections

Snow Geese and the Last Dandelion

I may have witnessed an event that happens only once in a million years, a dandelion in bloom at the same time the snow geese have arrived in the valley for the winter. On Monday we spotted snow geese for … Continue reading

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Autumn is Just as Colorful as Spring

Autumn is just as colorful as spring. The sun was out a few days ago, shining on the last comfrey in bloom. In the spring comfrey blooms against a backdrop of new green. In the fall its purple flowers shine … Continue reading

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First Frost

It’s not unusual to have the first frost during the second week of October. Today the skies were cloudless all day, from before sunrise and even now with the stars filling the night sky. The first frost is a warning … Continue reading

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Who Eats Apples?

Who eats apples? The question is more like who doesn’t eat apples. The Flickers and Stellar Jays joyfully peck at the apples we haven’t picked. I don‘t mind sharing. There are more apples than we can eat. What I didn’t … Continue reading

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October Sky

After a first of October with the bluest of skies, the stars are out tonight, satellites and shooting stars among them. The nippy mornings are bringing out the fall colors. The bees and wasps are having their last meals. In … Continue reading

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What You Don’t Know May Kill You

This may never happen again, an apple tree with red ripe apples and blossoms at the same time. This will happen again and again, red maple leaves at the start of fall. The fall rains have set off the mushrooms. … Continue reading

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Change Is Coming

There is just a hint of fall in the Japanese maple leaves along the bridge in the woods. The blue skies of summer are a fading memory. There are more rainy days than not. Today we slip into the dark … Continue reading

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