Monthly Archives: April 2007

The Cowbird’s Dark Rites of Spring






A joyful society of birds has gathered in our neighborhood for their rites of spring, and the trees around the feeders are full of travelers, some just arrived, some just about to depart. The cool weather has kept the winter … Continue reading

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The Analemma: Eternity’s Crazy Eight






This year the 13th of April falls on a Friday, and under the special rules of superstition Friday somehow compounds the unlucky properties of the number 13 to make it a date of watchfulness and caution. So we watch where … Continue reading

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