Monthly Archives: March 2013

Big boys—boastful, bold, and beautiful

Last week, before the weather finally turned warm, CD happened to look out the window and saw that our local flock of turkeys was on the prowl again.  I watched them for a few minutes and decided to see if … Continue reading

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The Яussians are coming!

As it appears that our hopes for the long-awaited seasonal turnaround are finally being fulfilled, I am keeping a sharp eye out for more promising developments, and another rewarded me yesterday—the first appearance of one of my favorites, our Pushkin … Continue reading

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Can it be?

Is it really possible that it’s finally happening?  We reached the high 50s yesterday and it’s already 66°F (19°C) at 1:30 pm today.  And that longed-for feeling is finally in the air.  The deep purple crocus gave up trying to … Continue reading

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Spring back (7)

Back in the spring of 2001, my job took me to Europe for a few weeks.  My elder daughter Squiddy was studying at Wellesley College, near Boston, and I arranged to spend a day with her along the way.  She … Continue reading

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Spring back (6)

For today’s spring flashback, I’d like to rewind my world clock by some eleven years.  While on a working trip in France, I had a weekend free to explore the natural beauty of Bretagne/Brittany and, from my base in Quimper, … Continue reading

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Spring back (5)

Well, here we are again.  The high today is supposed to reach only 24°F (-4.4°C).  We    had an inch of snow yesterday; it’s snowing right now, and another inch is supposed to  fall during the course of the day.  Old … Continue reading

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Spring back (4)

As I write this, for the occasion of my 250th post, and with snow falling again, I’d like to continue my new series of flashbacks to springs past, that have appeared rather more on schedule than the present one.  Here … Continue reading

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