Tag Archives: Upstate New York

Mother Nature’s Sense of Humor

 Mother Nature provided us an April Fool’s joke. Spring snow. That is Upstate New York. Our daffodils shivered in the cold, windy garden. Tis’ Easter season with ladies wearing their finery and Easter bonnets of all colors decorated with flowers. … Continue reading

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Winter, Spring, or Winter?

Winds howl.  Buds appear. Snow on the ground. Eternal struggle ensues. Winter, spring, or winter? Stunning skies entertain. Vivid pinks and purples. Mail carrier squishes on wet lawns.  Leftover snow piles up next to road and walkways. Under the raised … Continue reading

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Slithering Snake in Suburbia

Silly me! Why I thought I would never see a snake in our garden here in Upstate New York, I don’t know.  I had my fill as a young girl in Massachusetts and then the big, long rattlesnakes in Colorado, … Continue reading

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I Love the Four Seasons

                            Woke up to snow and cold winds this morning. On our journey to a wedding in West Virginia. I love the four seasons in Upstate New … Continue reading

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Snow, Snow, Snow

  Where are my Boots? On my feet I glibly replied to my husband. I continued to clean off the car and push snow down the driveway. Lifting is no longer an option. Predictions for this storm were twenty to … Continue reading

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Witty Winter

  Bring It On! Out the window I observe large white snowflakes cascading silently, covering the lawn. A vast white blanket. Early visitors scurried through our yard leaving tracks: rabbits. Where do they winter over I muse? Under a neighbor’s … 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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3 Sisters and 25 Snowmen

  Every winter there was magic in the winter air when we had a big snowfall in Sturbridge, Massachusetts where our father built our house on Cedar Street. We children loved all the land and hills on our property where … Continue reading

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A Surprise Visitor

We had a surprise visit from a leopard the other day. Actually a leopard frog. He sat cozily in a flower pot out front and didn’t mind my photo-taking. My husband noticed this visitor who blended right in its surroundings. … 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 alight … Continue reading

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