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Curbside, Ivoryton, CT

April 13, 2014

in April

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This beauty is perhaps at her finest in the washed out light and spare landscape of early spring, before the summer wraps her in green and hides her from view.

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Pigs are highly intelligent creatures, ranking fourth in the animal world, behind only chimpanzees, dolphins, and elephants. My favorite bit of pig info from a quick Internet search:

“Last week (2009), an international team of biologists released the first draft sequence of the pig genome, the complete set of genetic instructions for making the ruddy-furred Duroc breed of Sus scrofa. Even on a cursory glance, “the pig genome compares favorably with the human genome,” said Lawrence Schook of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, one of the team leaders. “Very large sections are maintained in complete pieces,” he said, barely changed in the 100-million-plus years since the ancestors of hogs and humans diverged.” NY TIMES (11/9/2009)

Whatever that means.

This little gal quickly darted back into her shelter on my very first approach, but lingered outside when I returned a short time later.

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Similars, Deep River, CT

April 7, 2014

in April

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Smith Greenhouse-8013

Spring (mercifully) has arrived! Today at 12:57PM EDT !!!

In reality, I love Winter; it’s a great time of the year for slowing down and turning inward, and diving deep into replenishing undercurrents of rest and dreams. It’s a season where all the extraneous stuff seems to just fall away (trying to stay warm tends to do that**). This year though, an extended January thaw settled in, and Spring was so palpable that I got a little ahead of myself, and it took awhile to remember the season ebbs and flows like no other.

Then along comes a February day and you’re out shoveling snow, and realize the sun is warm and there’s no wind and you don’t need a jacket, or a shirt for that matter and before you know it, you’re shoveling half naked. And you remember summer days, and ready for them.

** see Abraham Maslow’s “hierarchy of needs”

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