Category Archives: Nature

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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On the installation of an oriole feeder in our Pinelands fields

When I first noticed Baltimore Orioles in our fields it was around April 26, 2011. It was such a beautiful striking bird that I made an Easter e card of it and posted it to facebook to share with friends. … Continue reading

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On encountering 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?” … Continue reading

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On how assumptions will make an aster out of you and me.

Ah fall. Nature’s palette slowly shifts accent colors to the main stage. Bands, points, and splotches. Great sky shows too as colors intensify, and clouds drift with the purpose of the shift. Steady cool mixes with hot.  Breath is seen … Continue reading

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Mountain Laurel Time in the Pinelands

The rustling in the leaves of oak and sassafras reaches a crescendo as light plays in the canopy top and splashes down into the carpet of newly green huckleberry and blueberry leaves. The Sun winks in and out of billowing … Continue reading

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“A Summer Study”.

It was mid afternoon on a hot breezy late summer day, down the Red Road at the edge of a fallow cranberry bog.  A thin sheen of water over the mud at the bottom of the bog reflected the deep blue … Continue reading

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