Category Archives: Fall

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 Autumnal Equinox






We live upon a spinning top perched upon the twirling lariat of a great cowboy riding in circles. Yet none of us feels particularly dizzy. But how our heads do spin! In case you didn’t notice, the sun slipped into … Continue reading

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Navigating The Thicket Of Survival, Quick Like A Bunny






Rabbits showed up at our place for the first time this summer from I don’t know where. Continue reading

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A Butterfly Tips The Scales






These early September days have achieved that rare temperate equilibrium where neither air conditioners nor furnaces have anything to offer comfort aficionados like our cats. Thermometer readouts oscillate ever-so-slightly from high 60s to low 70s in the lulls between weather … Continue reading

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