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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 Hawk

Gifts come quickly in the time of turning between summer and autumn. One dreamlike afternoon last week, I was sitting sewing under a maple and staring vaguely across the clearing at mauve, amethyst and pink asters, alive with many kinds … Continue reading

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The Gladness to Rain

This has been a cool June of many rains, which I admit has been disappointing for some. However, after punishing summer droughts of recent years, this, to me, is a cause for rejoicing. To listen at night to the soft … Continue reading

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Slow Walking

Never have I seen a creature walk with such intent and evident pleasure as the bittern who recently appeared in our dooryard. Each drawing up, flexing, extending before a step was broken into the tiniest, savoring movements. No lesson on … Continue reading

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