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London Plane Tree: Sidewalk Art

When you go to New York City, you expect to see great art. There are world-famous museums on every streetcorner, it seems, with paintings from all over the world. Modern art can be a challenge, I admit it. Stuff by artists … Continue reading

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Thistle: Waiting for the Train

The Beacon train station. Waiting around for the train to New York City on a chilly damp day. It’s a long wait, and the train is running late, and the commuters are starting to grumble. Nothing to do but scout … Continue reading

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Moss: True North

I took a picture of this tree at high noon. Twelve o’clock. Why? To test an old piece of wilderness lore: the belief that moss grows on the north side of trees. Does it? Or not? If you’re lost in the … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks to Tim Steele for this photo. 

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Goldenrod: Fill Up the Feeders

So where’s the seed already? The birds are waiting… (Thanks to Wells Horton for this lovely photo of an impatient customer.) http://wells-horton.smugmug.com/) Personally, I don’t do bird feeders. My resident birder does, but not me. I’m just too darn lazy … Continue reading

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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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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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