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louise-young's picture
May.16.2012
  The progress of spring is often easier to trace by sound than by sight.  Beginning with the bump and grind as ice breaks up on the river, the season segues through the drip of snowmelt, the first clacking wood frogs, the species by species arrival of north bound birds, wind ruffling...
marilyn-jaye-lewis's picture
Jun.15.2011
There are two very young robins in my yard who have recently learned to fly and who are in the brand new process of feeding themselves. And -- when it comes to eating mulberries straight from the tree -- also in the process of learning how to keep one's balance while feeding oneself! Gosh, they...
marilyn-jaye-lewis's picture
Jun.05.2011
Yesterday, we had another mini-heatwave. For some obstinate reason, I refused to turn on the AC so it got pretty hot up there in my bedroom again, but you know -- I just love having the windows open, and a screen door looking out onto the world (and my pot of baby sunflowers!) instead of a...
louise-young's picture
Jun.10.2010
Right after dusk, the pair of loons on our lake began wailing and caterwauling: not the mellow, slightly melancholy "coul-ee" song that we're used to hearing at night but an agitated, hiccuppy cry that seemed to grow more intense as it continued.  The ruckus must have gone on for more...
anovelweblog's picture
May.14.2010
Whenever I hear the coo of Mourning Doves, I am eight years old again, sitting in Mrs. Alta Diehl’s second grade classroom at South Main School.  The coolness of the desk chills my forearms; the room smells waxy like warm crayons.  The Mourning Doves perch on the window sills, peek in, and coo,...
sue-glasco's picture
Mar.14.2010
We rushed down to Gerald’s office right after a quick lunch in the kitchen after our morning church services. Gerald got the game coverage going for us. This afternoon's tie-breaker 3rd game in the series between Georgia and Alabama softball teams left much to be desired by us Bulldog fans.  The...
john-parker-oughton's picture
Mar.26.2009
These rapidly-maturing fledgling  robins are crammed into a nest above the porch for our side door.  I suspect their mother was dismayed, after carefully weaving her nest in what looked like a secure location, to find humans sometimes live here and use this door as their main entrance. Whenever we...