Tag Archives: Nature

Coming Back to Life

EASTER 2019 A New Path On a late winter evening three years ago, I was sitting staring at the cascading flames in the window of my well-stoked woodstove. It was a month after my dearly-loved husband Barry died of what … Continue reading

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Foley Mountain Trees

The Foley Mountain Conservation Area, overlooking Westport, is one of my special places, as it is for so many who visit there. Many of the trees there are landmarks for us, friends which have inspired us for forty years. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Tableland 2

Today, however, when I reached the part of the trail where I had been stopped, I could follow on until I came to a very different, more pastoral landscape. Here I crossed among rolling hills and strode down into groves, … Continue reading

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The Table Land

On a bitter, wintry day I walked up onto the Tableland to have a look at the beginnings of things. Any day now, the snow would come. Already there was a dusting in crevices and on a few dark green … Continue reading

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Witch Hazel

At a time when none of autumn’s brightness remains, I’m loving our witch hazel. Although it’s only a common hamamelis virgininiana, this five foot shrub has history for me. The haunting, pure fragrance, unlike any other, has meant late autumn … Continue reading

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