Tag Archives: Bobs Lake

A Suitable Nest

Tha’ art as safe as a missel thrush.  Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden We started on this enterprise with the highest of hopes, the robins and I. Missing the phoebe pair who nested every year inside the  porch roof at … Continue reading

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The Gift of Awareness

“The great gift of our lives is the gift of awareness,” writes Edwin Way Teale in A Walk Through the Year. How easily this awareness comes into play on an early spring morning, when new life is appearing everywhere. “Tree … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Tribe

Two years ago, we saw three does and their four yearling fawns roamed the neighborhood as they always did, following their habitual trails up from the valley, boldly gleaning twigs, rose canes and compost. Then, just before Easter, we witnessed … Continue reading

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Sing, sing, sing, sing

The alarm dragged me awake at six. This was the morning of this bleak winter that felt like one too many. Maybe it was time to take a day off. Hide under the covers. But then, from some deep place, … Continue reading

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A Country Carol Service

A week ago, we made the small but remarkable journey to a carol service, “Christmas in the Wildwood”, at the hamlet of Burridge’s little country United Church. We slipped down the back road past snowy fields and forests, under the … Continue reading

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