Category Archives: nature

Spring is in the Air!

This morning I sat in front of the fireplace in the living room; the two oldest dogs, with matching surgical scars on their right legs, lay at my feet. Outside the temperature was 24 degrees. The sky was overcast. The … Continue reading

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The Ice Obsession

From the title, one would hope that my newest fascination would be with diamonds—diamond earrings, diamond bracelets, diamond rings. But that’s so not me. I wore a plain gold band for the first twenty years of my marriage. Then my … Continue reading

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A Snowy Day

Today is a winter day, a sit by the fire, sipping Irish coffee day.  This is what I am doing right now: sitting by the fire, sipping a warm drink, watching the snow whirl outside.  Fresh clean snow is transforming … Continue reading

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Uprooted

My yard smells like Christmas, the fresh pine smell of cut trees.  But this is not the holiday.  The normally comforting and cheery aroma comes from a dying tree.  During Hurricane Sandy, an eastern White Pine, around fifty feet tall, … Continue reading

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Aftermath: We were lucky

Yesterday we sat inside waiting for the storm to arrive.  When I uploaded my post, the wind was just beginning to howl.  “Is that all there is?” I hummed, channeling Peggy Lee.  “Is that all there is . . “  … Continue reading

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Storm Watch 2

Sandy is coming.  The predication is that we will lose power sometime this afternoon.  The entire town has shut down.  Companies are closed.  Schools are closed for the next two days (snow days).  The Connecticut governor plans to close the … Continue reading

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Storm Watch (or dreaming of California in the face of winter)

Winter is coming.  Today the skies are gray, the leaves are almost gone, and I am humming “California Dreaming” as I watch the woods outside my kitchen window.  The newspapers are predicting the perfect convergence of weather events to create … Continue reading

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