Monthly Archives: December 2013

Reflections

Gentle stream of rippled Water Darkly reflected Trees Winter blue Sky          Pebbled Riverbed            Anvil of Stone                      Blankets of Snow

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Our Life’s Time …

Originally posted on VESSELS of VISION:
A life’s time is fleeting, it is precious, it can never be repeated or recalled. To squander our life’s time is a self-indulgent offense to our inner humanity. Each golden moment of life is…

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Ice Geography

This river ice looks like a map.

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Keep Your Bird Feeders Well-Stocked!

When it’s really cold outside, you may find that food disappears from any bird feeders you maintain at a faster-than-normal rate. Birds (and other animals) burn more calories when it is cold. That means they need more food to maintain … Continue reading

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Let Us Be Grateful

“Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”          –Marcel Proust

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Are We Having Fun Yet?

Christmas can be such an emotionally loaded season. There is pressure to buy things because it’s expected of us, visit family we don’t get along with easily and do a myriad of things in a short amount of time. It … Continue reading

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Winter Morning

Looking Upriver on a Winter Morning

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Snowy Owls

The Northern U.S. is in the middle of a considerable Snowy Owl invasion (they are appearing in more southerly locations across the U.S. as well). Read more about the sightings and what may be causing them in this article written by … Continue reading

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Good News for Birds and Coffee Lovers

For those who enjoy migrating summer songbirds and want to help them survive in their wintering grounds, read on: New research in Costa Rica shows that hungry warblers and other birds significantly reduce damage by a devastating coffee pest, the coffee … Continue reading

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Frost and Ice

Last Saturday when I got up, it was 10° outside. Frost clung to every surface and by the time I walked out, it had “warmed” to 17°.  I brave the cold at this time of year, wrapped in down and … Continue reading

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