Monthly Archives: September 2006

Turkey Vultures: Love Them From Afar

They call them kettles, those soaring loose clusters of turkey vultures that stir the sky. The autumn sky is like a great inverted kettle that fills with leaves, and blackbirds, and Cessnas, and all manner of transient aerial stuff laboring … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Work on the Hoard

FROM THE ARCHIVE: These days the newspaper arrives before the sun does in the morning, and the vales emerge from their fog-bank covers long after everybody else is up and at ‘em. And somehow, this annual tilt by our world … Continue reading

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Wading for Cardinal Flowers

A month from now, autumn’s firestorm of color will be consuming our woodlands. But if you look closely now, you may be lucky enough to see how the fiery season’s fuse is lit. Cardinal flowers stand like matches in the … Continue reading

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