Tag Archives: Massachusetts

Silent Sunday

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Country Road

“Take me home, country road…” When I drive down the country roads near my home, this popular song by John Denver often pops into my head. I sometimes exchange “Massachusetts” for “West Virginia” because it seems to perfectly describe my rural … Continue reading

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Wood Turtle

I was surprised to come across our resident Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) today sunning herself on the bedrock outcropping on our small river. Listed as species of special concern in Massachusetts, I usually see this one at least once a year, generally … Continue reading

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Maple Sugaring – Rite of Spring

Spring is here with the calls of red-winged blackbirds, melting snow, muddy roads and buckets hung on maple trees, tapped to collect sap. New Englanders wait a long time for spring to arrive. Michael Kelly, a blogging friend from L.A., recently commented, … Continue reading

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