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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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Skunk Cabbage, it’s here!

I love skunk cabbage. It is one of my favorite signs of spring. As a child, I would carefully navigate the edge of brooks and swamps, making sure not to step on skunk cabbage plants. It was fun to be a bit scared … Continue reading

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Friday Photo

The days are longer, the sun is higher, and the winter stores are almost gone—spring must be near.

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Take it Outside: In search of ice.

Before winter disappears, and it will, take a walk outside and search for ice. Walk near a brook, a swamp, a pond, or if you want big ice, a river. When I was kid, the reward for braving the coldest days … Continue reading

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