Category Archives: Nature Notes

Posts about observations and thoughts relating to nature.

A Year in the Yard: June/July – Blooms, Bounty, and Boundaries

This Year in the Yard project has been a labor of love, filled with interesting surprises and full of challenges on many levels. I’m a bit behind on things, so let’s get caught up! OUT AND ABOUT Mid-May to mid-June was gently … Continue reading

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A Year in the Yard: Mid May-hem

Greetings all! When May arrives, I have to admit that I find it particularly challenging to keep up with all sorts of things. There’s so much spring growth and activities that I feel I can barely manage…honoring Mothers, tending gardens and yards, … Continue reading

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A Year in the Yard: March Transitions

Mid-March Greetings! It’s been a couple wild weeks around here. I’ve been anxiously anticipating the arrival of spring, feeling like an arrow nocked in the bow and ready to be released, but held in that tense position as yet another winter storm blew our … Continue reading

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A Year in the Yard – March Madness

March madness is upon us, and I’m not talking about any kind of sports-ball. Geese are sailing through the skies in large numbers, announcing their return loudly and proudly, pausing to forage in open fields. Robins are flocking to the last of … Continue reading

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A Year in the Yard: Early February

February Greetings! Despite the groundhog’s prediction of 6 more weeks of winter, we are surely moving on toward spring. There have been a few moments of freshness in the air to remind us that warmer, brighter days will be here before we know it. … Continue reading

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A Year in the Yard: Late January

Greetings one and all! I don’t know how everyone else is doing, but I’ve been feeling a bit sun-starved over the past 2 weeks. There’s been rain, snow, and a lot of clouds lately. I’ve found myself pining for warmer, brighter days and making blends … Continue reading

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A Year in the Yard: Mid-January

Brrrr! The frosty breath of winter has arrived, with temperatures ranging from single digits overnight to 20’s during the day. We also got some snow! Though it was only about an inch or so, the snow nestled right down into … Continue reading

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A Year in the Yard: The Beginning

Greetings and welcome! Today’s post opens the gate to a journey through the seasons, where I’ll weave the story of my yard and our local wild areas as they change throughout the year. Winter can be the hardest time for many of … Continue reading

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Roots, Shoots, Blossoms, & Fruits – A Year in the Yard

Earthly Greetings, my friends! This blog has been dormant for some time, sitting in darkness like a seed hunkered down for the winter, waiting for the right time to break through the seed coat and become what it was always meant … Continue reading

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An Earth Day Journey

“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe.” ~ John  Muir Earth Day has rolled around once again, and as I take in the view this spring of our … Continue reading

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