Monthly Archives: December 2014

Today’s Quote

Originally posted on Soul Gatherings:
A New Year’s Eve Blessing ~ Teo Bishop ~ May you look back on the year, and feel a sense pride. May you remember the strength of your character, the resilience of your spirit, and…

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Cedar Waxwing

A small flock of Cedar Waxwings (Bombycilla cedrorum) visited my Winterberry (Ilex verticillata) today. A visual treat! Fruit-lovers, they favor this winter delicacy. Cornell’s All About Birds describes them so well: “…the Cedar Waxwing is a silky, shiny collection of brown, gray, … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all!

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Sugar-Plums

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there; The children were … Continue reading

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The Return of the Light

 At last, the northern hemisphere starts tilting back towards the sun. Slowly, a minute or two every day, day length increases. I hail and welcome the return of the Light!

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Solstice Greetings

re-posted from YardMap.org‘s FB page

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Light and Shadow

Light and shadow play across a field blanketed with snow.

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Making Tracks

Living in the country as we do, we share our land with many wild creatures. Though rarely seen as most are nocturnal, we occasionally see sign of them in a muddy footprint by the river or a soft spot of … Continue reading

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At My Feeder

Today, as it steadily snowed tiny, soft flakes, Pine siskins, along with an American goldfinch or two mobbed my thistle feeder.   I was transfixed by their constant fluttering and twittering, and impressed by their lack of fear of my presence. However, in … Continue reading

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Cell Division

These bubbles trapped in ice looked to me like cells dividing. The one on the left even has a nucleus. Note the ‘bullet hole’ bubble in the upper left corner. I’m never bored when walking out in nature as there … Continue reading

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