Monthly Archives: February 2009

A Passion of Commitment

When my 90 year old, almost-blind, artist mother was returned to her hospital room after surgery to mend a broken hip, she demanded a pencil and paper from the nurse. Fumbling but intent, she began making sketches of the hundred … Continue reading

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Watching Birds

Occasionally I get caught in the thrill of a bird count, galumphing about notching as many species and individuals as I can, relishing the potluck afterwards with all its friendly rivalry about who spotted what remarkable species. I even know … Continue reading

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The Nest

It wasn’t until the aspen leaves came clattering down last autumn that I discovered it. Right close to my bedroom window, as high above ground as our roof, was a tiny nest. No, not as tiny as the elusive hummingbird … Continue reading

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