Author Archives: The Common Wanderer

Things That Are Back:

Hummingbirds at our feeder. Jack-in-the-pulpits in the forest. Us. Our family traveled over to Wales last week. I’ll write more about the circumstances of our visit later, but it was amazing to see how quickly spring has progressed in our … Continue reading

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Hoo-hoo-hooray

Today, a at the age of 35, I was able to cross an item off my childhood bucket list: I found an owl pellet. This is probably more gross than exciting to most people, but it fulfilled a lifelong desire … Continue reading

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Emergence

It used to be that autumn was my favorite time of year. That bite in the air. Once I started cross country running in high school, the cool weather was a signal that it was time to run again. Plus, … Continue reading

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Eft Return

My favorite harbinger of spring, the red eft, has returned. I had my first sighting of the season on a little-used dirt road on a cold and chilly run this evening and stopped long enough to snap a picture. I … Continue reading

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Rejoice!

Rejoice, for spring is nigh! I’ve been seeing so many photos of plucky flowers in my social media feeds and today I ventured back to our south-facing side and there they were: daffodils and tulips sprouting where the snow has … Continue reading

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The Greatest Adventure

I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus from the blog. Mostly because my lens on the world has temporarily narrowed focus. I spend my days and nights with Dylan and I’m absolutely loving it. But I didn’t start this … Continue reading

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What Do Babies Dream About?

Frequently, in his sleep, Dylan will smile broadly and start chuckling. He has yet to really laugh while awake, but he must be finding humor in his dreams.

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Deep Freeze

It’s way too cold to take the baby out for a walk this morning (-10) and Adrian had an early physical therapy appointment so Oliver isn’t getting a morning walk. Instead, he’s passing the time reading the New Yorker in … Continue reading

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Mouse Movements Made Manifest

Yesterday, Adrian pointed out to me that all of the mouse activity in our yard was visible under the snow. The little critters have been busy, and their thoroughfares are exposed by the slight hillocks of snow they’ve pushed up … Continue reading

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Something for Everyone

Dylan hit the one month mark today and we all got presents. I figured out our sling so D. got to be carried all afternoon. This boy likes to be rocked. Adrian had physical therapy today and then joined a … Continue reading

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