Monthly Archives: November 2006

Canada Geese: Underfoot and Overhead






With the intense residential development of land in southern New England and especially in southwestern Connecticut, wildlife is on the move. Partridge, quail, fox, bobcats, and other birds and animals keep moving just ahead of the excavations and constructions, leaving … Continue reading

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Looking at a Blackbird






Among twenty snowy mountains, The only moving thing Was the eye of the blackbird. So begins “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird” by Wallace Stevens. Rereading this poem is, for me, the perfect way to unwrap the winter season. … Continue reading

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The Walls of New England: A Forgotten Wonder of the World






  Make a list of our monuments to the dead. Start small with the headstones in the village cemetery and move to statues in the public square and civic buildings with great names affixed above the door. Then add the … Continue reading

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