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  • iris

    Kneeling On The Grass

    The summer solstice came unnoticed this year. The weather should have been my first clue. After a rather cool and wet spring, June 21st saw temperatures rise to 80 degrees under blue skies scattered with a few soft cumulus clouds. For the arrival of summer, …

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  • Raven


    Friday marked the ninth time that my beloved Raven has splashed down under my watch. I think back to the day when I first put her in the slings at the marina where I’d purchased her on Long Island Sound and realize that the intervening …

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  • trillium

    Spring Pushes Through

    Through the leaf litter and muted colors of seasons passed, the wildflowers of spring have emerged. Coltsfoot (above) is one of the first to push through, decorating the moist edges of the lower meadow and ditch banks along our road. Twinleaf (above) sets its flower …

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  • planting asparagus

    This One Is For You, Dad

    One year ago we planted a cherry tree in memory of my mother, Ruth Rose. Mom passed away on April 1st of 2012. My father, William Rose Jr., died less than 9 months later, on Christmas morning of that same year. Yesterday we planted another …

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  • snow stake

    Going, Going, . . . Almost Gone!

    Opening day came on April Fool’s Day this year.  (An omen? I hope not.) The Red Sox and Yankees took to the field in the Bronx at 1:05 pm. After six months since last tuning in to the WEEI Red Sox Radio Network, I had …

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