Monthly Archives: November 2012

Asters: The Options Are Narrowing

Any flowers left around here? I like to have a few flowers in a jar, sitting on my desk or on the kitchen table. Zinnias, clovers, roses, thistles, doesn’t matter what. On afternoon strolls I pick a few blossoms to … Continue reading

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Dandelions: On the Road

The road goes ever on and on.             Down from the door where it began.             Now far ahead the road has gone             And … Continue reading

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Pine Hollow: A Dinosaur at the Arboretum

Okay, maybe you can’t tell from the picture, but this was a cold day. I mean a middle-of-January can’t-feel- your-toes kind of cold. Wind chill probably in the 20s. And this hardy class from the Bethlehem Children’s School in Delmar NY braved … Continue reading

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Wild Strawberry: Creeping Around the Graveyard

Graveyards are so filled with life. They’re perfect places to study the natural world. They’ve got lots of trees. Lots of birds. Not a lot of traffic. And they’re certainly quiet. The grass is usually well-mowed, true, but at least in a country … Continue reading

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Grass: Winter Green

It’s November. Not a doubt of it. I can tell, because of all the usual clues. I can see my breath. There’s a skim of ice on the pond. I need mittens in the morning, because the steering wheel is … Continue reading

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It’s About Time

I have a cause I’m deeply committed to. I really get quite emotional about it–just ask my family. And I’m asking for your support. I’m asking for your vote. And a small monetary donation wouldn’t hurt, either. (just kidding…) My … Continue reading

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Lawn Sushi

A local plant nursery—just a quick stop for a look…No. No, no. I do not need to buy any more plants. But it’s like a candy store…just have to check it out. I’m looking for native perennials for my optimistically … Continue reading

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White Pine: Wake Up and Breathe

Ever feel a bit bleary in the morning? Eyelids heavy? Brain in a fog? I’m not a morning person. I wish I could get myself out of bed early more often, hear more dawn choruses of birdsong, see more sunrises. … Continue reading

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