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Here Comes the Mail!

the mail arrives arrives with Ashley Ashley is kind kind and takes time time for a word word and smile smile goes a long way way for route route is long long and winding winding through neighborhoods neighborhoods with flowers … Continue reading

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Waiting and Watching

As I observed the green shoots which pushed up amidst the snow and Fall’s leaf remnants, I waited and watched. While elsewhere around the globe bursts of yellow are apparent, it is not the case here in my garden. Watching … Continue reading

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Basking in New Freedoms

Basking in New Freedoms now that I am retired is wondrous. Finding myself with time to enjoy nature and its wonders without the routines of school this fall is enjoyable. Smugly I lie down for naps whenever I want. Continue reading

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July 4th Traditions

Family, friends, faith, food, flying the flag and fireworks create memorable traditions this July 4th. Neighbors are out relaxing, playing, taking walks and cooking outdoors. Everyone stops to reflect on this country and on those who went before us and … Continue reading

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The Morning Polyphony

The outdoors beckoned to me this morning. As I walked in the wet grass to our gardens, I paused to listen to the birds’ polyphony. The multiplicity of sounds astonished me. Armed with my digital camera, I captured images of … Continue reading

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Spring Signals Hope

After a protracted, arduous winter in Central New York, there are glimpses of spring. The days are getting warmer now. The wonders nature has to offer abound. The daffodils and forsythia smile forth in yellow blossoms. The bright sun beckoned … Continue reading

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Last Glimpses…

The wind blows the last remnants of summer away. Most of the leaves have blown off the trees. They swirl about in doorways and in every nook and cranny. As I stepped outside this morning into the crisp air and … Continue reading

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