Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Alien

Only once, ever, have I felt an alien presence in the land, and that was the year the coy dog appeared. Some nights I lie awake listening to the wild, gleeful hunting calls of a small pack of coyotes echoing … Continue reading

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No Snowdrops

I’m disappointed to say that  this year I’ve left planting snowdrops too late. It’s not that there aren’t snowdrops tucked into the sheltered garden under our bedroom window, where I can see them specially early. Every year I’ve planted a … Continue reading

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What If?

Let me confess. I started out with an aversion to Twitter. Excellent for political causes, I thought sniffily, but used by far too many to blather on about very little. Very quickly I filed this platform under “general time wasting”. … Continue reading

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What Do You See?

Occasionally, a neighbor crosses our fields, homeward bound after a strenuous afternoon scrambling around ponds and up and down rocky hills on the land behind ours. A couple of days ago he discovered me sitting in the midst of the … Continue reading

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