Category Archives: Winter

Clouds From Both Sides






The first time I saw the “Earthrise” photo, taken by the Apollo 8 flight engineer Bill Anders from moon orbit on Christmas Eve 1968, I remember thinking how like a snow globe the earth appeared. Our planet’s sphere was in … Continue reading

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Bears In The Periphery






New England’s woodlands stand naked now with all their fine summer attire strewn across the forest floor by an October fatigued by its own flamboyance hurrying off to bed. Darkness arrives early and lingers late to cloak the scene, the … Continue reading

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The Scarcity And Scattering Of November Light






It is the law of supply and demand. The value of a commodity increases with its scarcity. So the increasing scarcity of light these days has made it silver and gold… deepening to violet and magenta at the margins of … Continue reading

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The Light of the World






‘Tis the season for the pious and pagans alike to celebrate the light of the world in metaphor and in fact. The December 21 winter solstice marks the day when the tilting axis of the earth offers the full underbelly … Continue reading

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A Midwinter Night’s Scene






Midwinter is when I am most removed from the natural world. Darkness form-fits the work day so snugly that what little I see of the landscape is viewed through office windows.  And of the weekend chores and errands that linger … Continue reading

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