Tag Archives: Winter

In Which Winter Reminds Us Not To Jump The Gun

The Cold has settled in and seems determined to sit a spell. The Professor and I had been lamenting the fact that we’d had such a mild winter. Foolish mortals. We’ve been reminded (quite harshly) that February is still a winter … Continue reading

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Honey, Put the Kettle On, We Have Visitors!

The combination of a recent snowfall, coupled with a heavy application of black-oil sunflower seeds to the bird feeders, turned our backyard into quite the beehive…or…aviary of activity. The guests were well-behaved (for the most part) except for this gang … Continue reading

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In Which Christmas Is Celebrated

This time of year is magic for us. Pure magic. Sure, there never seems to be enough time to get everything done, and there’s always all the negative stuff that can creep in this time of year, but we do … Continue reading

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In Which Winter Captures Us in Her Beautiful but Cold Embrace

This Snow snuck up on us in Mid-November and was followed quickly by the kind of cold snap usually reserved for January or February in our neck of the woods.  Definitely rare for pre-Thanksgiving weather but beautiful nonetheless. And it … Continue reading

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Break Out the Mittens, Here Comes Winter!

The weather map shows ominous arrows sweeping down from the frozen tundra of the North and pointing straight at our little slice of the Ohio River Valley later this week. This is when we realize (and usually quickly forget) that, … Continue reading

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Wrap Yourself in Daisies

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit…” ~e.e.cummings. Ms. Professor and I grew our first patch of these confident little daisies (actually Chrysanthemum carinatum) this year. They’ll definitely be … Continue reading

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Bees & The Sweetness of October

“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” ― Ray Bradbury, Dandelion Wine October is the month that always seems to pass too quickly for … Continue reading

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The Bittersweet Melancholy of Summer’s End…

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.~John Steinbeck September and the remains of summer have all but slipped away. The warm spell we’re experiencing in our part of the Ohio River … Continue reading

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Bicycle Joy

We tugged our bicycles out of the garage, pumped up the tires, greased the chains and took ’em for a spin on a lovely spring day not long ago. The sun was shining down from a sky as blue as … Continue reading

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C’mon, Spring, c’mon!

Sunny, mild days are making our hands itch to get out in the garden but a little snowstorm heading toward the Ohio River Valley reminds us that it’s still March. Still, we take the opportunity to prune a little here … Continue reading

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