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Not Amusing

It was a frustrating early morning. I thought it would be great if Ollie and I could go for a walk and then get in the car and go home so I could go to work. Ollie thought it would … Continue reading

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Go Jump In The Lake

I fell into the reservoir this morning. No need to be alarmed. In fact, I found it quite amusing. Though the witnesses to my stumble didn’t seem to see the humor. Oliver, a flock of floating geese, and an aggravated … Continue reading

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Things That Go Bump in the Night

Something wasn’t right. I looked at the clock next to my bed. 3:14am. What had woken me? A dream? I’ve been having some lots of vivid dreams and unsettled sleep lately. But nothing remained of whatever I had been imagining. … Continue reading

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Watch Your Step

Another thing that happens after the rain: the salamanders come out! Last night and this morning, on my walks in the woods, the red efts were everywhere! I love seeing these little critters. But having them all out on the … Continue reading

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After the Rain

After the rain, the trillium bow their heads. Everything is greener. The world is fresh and new and smells like wet leaves. And things that were once invisible are now in plain view. The cobwebs look like spent seeds at … Continue reading

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Nature Red in Tooth and Claw

Out for a typical walk in the woods, I heard a commotion just as I was about to load Ollie, wet and muddy, into the car for the ride home. As I looked up, a small hawk flew into a … Continue reading

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Suddenly, the Whole World is Green!

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Bears in the Hood 2

Let me paint you a picture. It’s close to midnight. You’re sleeping soundly. And then your next door neighbors start hollering and running around their yard in their skivvies, shining a flashlight willy-nilly, strafing your house with the beam.  Maybe … Continue reading

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How Much Wood Would a Woodpecker Peck?

Spotted this guy on the side of the road as I headed up to Jay Peak for a work function this week. He’s done a number on that tree!

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A Peeper Appears

I saw my first frog of the year last night! It was rainy and warm and as Adrian and I drove back from a wet walk with Ollie in Bristol, the little critter appeared in my headlights, hopping across the … Continue reading

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