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Indian Summer, Woodstock, VT

October 22, 2017

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Evidence, Chesterfield, NH

October 11, 2017

We share our home on this earth with a vast number of creatures large and small,* who occupy all sorts of ecological niches around us.

Beavers – that’s their handiwork above – favor living around streams and marshes, and are second only to man for their ability to manipulate the environment.** They’re mostly nocturnal animals, though you might see one swimming around a pond in the late afternoon. More info on these mammals here.

This fallen white birch was probably 20 feet from a marsh, and 30 feet of so from a stream.

* The Vedas, the most ancient of Hindu scriptures, describe 8.4 million species of life on the planet.

** per National Geographic

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September Day, Chester, CT

September 15, 2017

Lying on the beach at Cedar Lake (the water perfect for swimming), looking off into the blue distance, and up comes that old lyric: “..that lucky old sun, got nothin’ to do, but roll around heaven all day..”

That’s from the the 1949 tune Lucky Old Sun, music by Beasley Smith and words by Haven Gillespie – covered by many, including Ray Charles, Louie Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and Johnny Cash.

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Oxen and cellphones – together after 6000 years or so.

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Spring, Old Saybrook, CT

April 16, 2017

The fire in the woodstove has given way to star magnolia, forsythia and other blossoms, as the sun says “I’ll take it from here…”

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And then, when the season is the coldest, a gentle snow falls, leaving behind a soft white blanket and a quiet stillness that reminds us – when we are most apt to forget – of the beauty of a New England winter.

The tree here I have not yet ID’ed, but I did see it had some soft tan catkins the other day. There were three (!!) bird nests visible in its branches last winter – a veritable condo complex.

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JG and JA, Chesterfield, NH

December 9, 2016

jg-and-ja-9413Two old friends that I originally met circa 1984, and as we live in three separate states, only see sporadically. I’m happy to say we didn’t talk politics until late in the evening.

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view-from-wantastiquet-9406 Ah, Brattleboro! Got a soft spot in my heart for you, I do, after all these years.

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The Confluence, Newfane, VT

November 25, 2016

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Another view of the two rivers coming together, taken from Route 30. If ever there was a place to really feel the qi in the universe (ok, let’s stick to New England), this would be it.

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