Monthly Archives: October 2014

River of gold

We’ve had several glorious days of autumn splendor, although a couple of them have come with significant wind, which has resulted in considerable defoliation of the trees. Yesterday, however, presented us with a beautiful, calm afternoon with hardly any breeze … Continue reading

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Dog(wood) days of autumn

We have a young dogwood tree that we planted a few years ago, and this is the first autumn in which its leaves have shown a colorful response to the seasonal changes, though only in the past few days. Wind … Continue reading

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Melancholy Monday: Feathery fountain

One of the best parts about being back at home again is that the autumn changes are in considerably earlier stages than was the case in northern Minnesota. One of the plants in our garden that I greatly enjoy following … Continue reading

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Serenity Sunday: Heron marsh

Not far from our cabin there is a marsh of bulrushes that covers an area of ten acres or so. It also contains a few dozen dead trees that are still standing, and a number of herons and an osprey … Continue reading

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Starry, starry, starry night

After an absolutely wonderful couple of weeks up at our northern Minnesota cabin, it’s good to be home again. I will be writing about my adventures in near-future posts, but I feel the strong urge to let you know I’m … Continue reading

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Leaving again

Autumn is very slow to show us any signs of the color changes we anticipate. Our river birches are still full green, though slightly more pale, with no hint of the brilliant yellow that we’ve come to expect. The leaves … Continue reading

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