Category Archives: nature

Fast As Lightning

    Quick as a flash of lightning, I accepted a challenge by fellow blogger Annika Perry to try my hand at writing a fast-paced poem for this week’s blog.  It actually uses the German word blitz to describe the … Continue reading

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Wiser Today

  The Promise Why do stars in the night shine so bright? Why does the sun in the sky give us light? Why do the buds appear and push up in the snow? Well, I don’t know, but they are … Continue reading

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The Beauty of December

  Nature’s Sense of Humor Softly, quietly, gently falling snowflakes clothe the earth in beauty. Catching them in our gloved hands to gaze at their shapes is part of the fun. Kids lean their heads back with open mouths to … Continue reading

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Elixir of Life

  Tea for Two Awaiting a turn is not always easy. While I hover and you sip the nectar, I’ll hum my favorite tune. Life is full of surprises. While the sun shines, I will allow you to finish sipping … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Old Man Winter!

Cold, soaking rains followed by winds and falling leaves usually indicate the end of Autumn. While I love the colors of this season, I would appreciate warmer temperatures. We are fortunate to have four seasons in Upstate New York. One … Continue reading

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An Ocean Respite

Downtime, breathing space, a change of pace – this was reason enough for the short trip to the ocean at Southampton. Benches awaited us in the sand. We sat, watched and waited for each wave to roll in from the … Continue reading

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A Chance Encounter

My daily walk at the lake park has long been a favorite ritual. How pleasant today’s weather was, and many folks were out and about. People in Upstate New York tend to be friendly and outgoing so it is quite … Continue reading

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