Category Archives: Mother Nature

Jan 29 morning

For the second am in a row, I opened my squitchy eyes around 7, to see out the window the pale, tender blue grey of winter just-morning sky, laced across by the big corner oak’s charcoal branches, and visible thru … Continue reading

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After a huge gap like a vast winter squash…

The Sibling and I were at Wightman’s, a local old-and-posh farm market the other day, buying the traditional Autumn Food of Olympus (freshly baked doughnuts and farm-pressed home-orchard apple cider). Before going into the store, we gazed in awe at … Continue reading

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You can lead a horticulture…

… but, according to the old witticism, you can’t make her think. (Wit supposedly sprang from the lips of a wiseguy high school kid asked to use the word horticulture in a sentence.) Humor aside! I am no horticulturalist. I … Continue reading

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Who has seen the wind? (ramble)

Hurricane Sandy proper is making her way toward the southern shore of New Jersey, and here’s me in the north central part of the state, sitting and looking at the overgrown highbush blueberry outside the window.  It has a couple … Continue reading

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Hash of March

Weather bitching. The Equinox was 4 days ago. We reached 80 F degrees or near enough twice this last week. Mist at night, but no rain; reservoirs are low. I want rain, and I want a lot of it. Now. … Continue reading

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Hash

In a cookbook – it might have been Irma Rombauer, but I’m not positive – I read a tidbit in an introductory blurb about the various forms of hash. It was a quote from an American housewife and cook, who … Continue reading

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Both-living…

…which is, roughly, what “amphibian” means. I am engaged in illustrating a children’s book involving a frog. A North American Green Frog (Rana clamitans according to many sources on the ‘nets, though other sciencey names crop up too, and I … Continue reading

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