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Running Water, Running Dog

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Monarch Magic

What happens when four monarch caterpillars are given to Schoolmates preschool? Monarch magic! Butterfly books are pulled out of storage and displayed on shelves. Laminated photographs of the stages of metamorphosis are put on the table for the children to … Continue reading

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Friday Photo

 This is a Queen leaf. It is taller than the others. The red is the crown and the yellow is the body. —Brayden

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Early Morning Frost

 

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Cycling out of Summer

Even when August was fairly new, signs of autumn were starting to appear. I have always thought of summer as the months of July and August—two months of the year boxed off with hot summer weather for everyone to enjoy. … Continue reading

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Back to School Hike

Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middlefield, CT, was my choice for what has become known as The Back to School Hike. Three years ago I decided to celebrate the first day of school by taking a hike. As soon as Aurora and Stephen’s photos were … Continue reading

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The Explorers Search for Spirals

spi·ral – winding in a continuous and gradually widening (or tightening) curve, either around a central point on a flat plane or about an axis so as to form a cone The Explorers were making spiral after spiral as part of a … Continue reading

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Friday Photo

Rocco leaned down to look at the moss. In a hushed voice he said, “It sparkles.” Then he reached out and touched the stars.

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Seeing Red

My friend Jeanie and I took my son Stephen and his friend Sam for a hike. At the beginning of the hike, I noticed a plant with a red stem growing on the edge of the trail and stopped to … Continue reading

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Happy Earth Day!

“I believe the world is incomprehensibly beautiful — an endless prospect of magic and wonder.”  — Ansel Adams  

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