Tag Archives: spring

What think thee? Pussy willows or snow willows?

Here is your clue. Today it’s 65 degrees here.  (That’s 18.33333333 Celsius.)  Barry and I have just sipped lovely beverages on the back deck.  I have a meeting tonight and shall soon depart, just as soon as tonight’s chipotle tempeh … Continue reading

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Streams, Bluebird & Wood ticks

I had no intention of writing a blog today.  Other things to do, you know.  First, work at the school.  It’s a long story why I was working on Tuesday instead of Monday (my usual day) but I will not … Continue reading

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Hummingbird status

Just wanted to tell you first thing this morning.  Hummingbirds have been spotted in both Michigan’s Upper and Lower Peninsulas.  My mom put up the feeder down in Yale on Friday.  She offered a “signficant” prize for the person who … Continue reading

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Holy Adventure, Batman!

Sorry, kids.  Shades of childhood memories. (The Batman reference, that is.) Want to guess why? Because I’ve hopped in the car and driven almost 550 miles to my hometown of Yale, Michigan, to surprise my parents!  That’s why. For about … Continue reading

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At what moment do buds turn into leaves?

Hello again, dear reader!  (Tonight I feel like blogging.  Smile…  I hope you feel like reading.) This week I’ve been surprised to discover that Spring hath arrived–almost unnoticed.  How could this be?  In the last couple of years I have … Continue reading

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“If your flight doesn’t take off today, it will probably be one week until you can fly again.”

Kathy and Barry arrived at the Houghton County Airport (CMX in case you’re looking up airport codes) in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula yesterday afternoon.  Their first boarding passes declared they were bound for ORD.  (As some of you might know, ORD … Continue reading

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Eyes in the woods

Branch in the woods…claw in the woods? Spring song of pussywillows Veil of trees in the dim underworld of the woods Tiny unfurling lupine. Not much bigger than your thumb. Last year’s green spruce needles in this year’s spring puddle … Continue reading

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Holy Cow! It snowed! (again…)

The Silver River On our road Snowy ice on aspen Snow on the red red maple buds Looking bleary-eyed off the deck into the woods Looking bleary-eyed outside the kitchen window this morning. I am so puzzled by WordPress lately.  … Continue reading

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Heaven on earth (Good Friday & Earth Day musings)

When you look up Heaven on earth It’s an overcast morning.  The skies are gray with weeping clouds.  (Although the clouds have been overwhelmed by a rising sun and the sky looks orange behind that eastern spruce tree outside the … Continue reading

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Please avert your eyes if you do not have a strong constitution.

  I mean a strong constitution for snow in the middle of April.  If you’re totally in love with spring–and averse to any interruption to the blooming of daffodils–please quickly dash to another blog.  There are no daffodils hiding in … Continue reading

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