Category Archives: Fleeting Beauty

SuperMoon Special

It’s called a SuperMoon because it’s not only full but at perigee, its closest to the earth in its current elliptical orbit. The last SuperMoon was on January 26, 1948 and the next will be November 5, 2034. Blessed with … Continue reading

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A farewell and a welcome

I have just lit a fire to honor the end of a lovely summer and to welcome the new autumn, which will officially begin at 10:21 tomorrow morning. This is always a melancholy moment, a mixture of sweet remembrance of … Continue reading

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Digression

I’m sharing my spare time between experiences at the cabin and those that I enjoyed in Florida, and I’d like to digress from tropical subjects to a more contemplative one that came to me just a couple of days before … Continue reading

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Frosty first foray

As promised, we drove north two days ago to check on things at the cabin, and everything was ship-shape, with one exception, on which I will elaborate in the near future.  We were only up there for one full day, … Continue reading

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The Daphne development

Following a new suggestion from a helpful member of the WordPress staff, I’m trying a new method of inserting a photo into a post that hopefully will, once again, enable single-click enlargement.  The flowers are on our Daphne bush, and … Continue reading

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Higher fliers (sequel)

I think it would be interesting to show you a bit more of the spectacle of the snow geese (Anser caerulescens) that I was privileged to behold the other day.  In this version I have cropped only one third of … Continue reading

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Higher fliers

As I walked out the door earlier today, things were very quiet, except for many, many almost-subliminal calls coming from overhead.  As I looked up and searched for the source, I was finally able to find it: Literally thousands of … Continue reading

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Serendipitous snowfall

In spite of my rather pessimistic feeling during the week leading up to the holidays, conditions conspired to bring us not only the first real snowfall of the winter, but also the first real white Christmas we’ve had in many … Continue reading

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Up for air

Hmmm, let’s see if I remember how to do this . . . A certain major event has prevented me from being able to spend any time comfortably at my laptop, and I’m only now able to devote a few … Continue reading

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Ave, autumn!

It’s finally here. No more need to hang onto summer with fingernails. Time to welcome autumn with open arms. She arrived at 4:21 this morning. I’ve been looking forward to her very much, and am delighted to open my heart … Continue reading

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