New Years Greeting

Still cold. We awoke to bright, midwinter sun that threw beams of light and shadow across the landscape. The birds are flocking to the feeders, replenishing the nutrients that are used up so very quickly in this intense chill. Continue reading

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The New Year: We Are Still Here!

The festival of New Year awakens us to the changing seasons. The days are longer; the sun rises higher in the southern sky, inching its way north. In an ordinary year, the cold would strengthen, then give way to thaw, before settling back in for the duration of the winter. This year, cold spells have been brief, and thaw has dominated. Continue reading