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On a brief encounter with F4C9

Steve came home in the afternoon and called out “What kind of a goose has an orange neck?” “Are you kidding me? Is this some kind of riff on the pink-footed goose sightings that we are getting alerts about?” I … Continue reading

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F4C9

Our temporary visitor a female Canada goose.

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Gray Days Lend Their Own Special Quality and Magic.

Gray day go away? Is that how you feel on an overcast day when the storm is soon to arrive or has recently departed? Sure. Cloudy can be bleak- but it can also lend it’s own magic. In Winter, especially … Continue reading

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Mothing is Spontaneity

I went out into the field last night one last time to see if any new moths had come in to land on the mothing sheet frame that is brightly illuminated like a beacon in the darkness to draw in … Continue reading

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Gray Days- Work past the bleakness to experience unique light qualities through the seasons

Gray day go away? Is that how you feel on an overcast day when the storm is soon to arrive or has recently departed?   Sure. Cloudy can be bleak- but it can also lend it’s own magic. In Winter, … Continue reading

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Why Lines on the Pines Kids is such a good idea- a personal take

I wish I had known more when I was a kid. I knew about minnies, flatties, and all mouths. I knew about tides, good waves, and mackerel back skies.   My father teaching me to sail in Ship Bottom on … Continue reading

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On the joy of beauty and discovery in good company

There are dark glorious places where there are old white cedars with large hummocks  at their base full of mosses and sphagnum and perhaps some liverworts. There are ferns in the understory, and grasses and sedges, and the dark brown … Continue reading

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