Tag Archives: snow

Noise Pollution

Ever notice how doctors’ waiting rooms have changed? It used to be that several magazines were available to peruse. First, I noticed the selections had changed. More offerings to “educate” patients.  Secondly, I noticed that wall monitors had been installed.  … Continue reading

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Mr. Robin Paid a Visit!

My, my, my.  Mr. Robin popped by!  One slight problem:  our lawn is buried under one foot of snow. It is still coming down.  We do have a sparse few berries where you sheltered all puffed up due to the … Continue reading

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Speaking of Libraries

  Many moons ago my Dad drove me to college, kissed me and said he would see me again at Christmas.  We lived about two and one half hours south.  By comparison, I have heard other parents speak of bringing … Continue reading

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The Beauty of December

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 catch the snowflakes. Building snowmen … Continue reading

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Spring’s Harbinger

  Lush greens abound. Bursting with buds, trees assume new hues: variegated greens. Lawns are dotted with bright yellow dandelions.  Spring’s harbinger, the Lily of the Valley, has not made an appearance. Nature’s sense of humor has provided a cruel … 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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Forsooth, Still Winter!

Impatience surrounds us. For example, waiting for an elevator. There is always that person who, no matter if the button is lit up, will hit it again. Sometimes there are those who stare at the lit button and repeatedly hit … Continue reading

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Nature Changes Clothes

  Snow fell along the lake this April morning as I walked and observed nature in its frozen glory. Birds above carried on conversations with one another. Lots of flooding and displaced ducks and geese tried to decide where to … Continue reading

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Holding Fond Memories

It seems weeks now since we have felt Mother Nature’s wrath with one storm after another and bitter cold wind chills biting us as we attempt to brave the outdoor elements. When I was a child growing up in Sturbridge, … Continue reading

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Heaven on Earth

Winter is in full force here in Upstate New York, replete with wind chills, blowing and drifting snow and those beloved days to all school children called snow days. Even with bitter cold weather, children go sledding and make snowmen. … Continue reading

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