Monthly Archives: July 2007

A Hardscrabble Weed With A Sunny Disposition






Flanking the railroad bridge on Church Hill Road to the east and west, in the gravelly ground forsaken by all but the most opportunistic weeds, is a bumper crop of common mullein. The luminous yellow, flowering spikes of this weed … Continue reading

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A Preference for Bluebirds






FROM THE ARCHIVE: A dead cardinal turned up on the doorstep of the newspaper office Monday morning. How it met its end was unclear, but there he was lying intact, vibrant and portentous — an inauspicious omen at the threshold … Continue reading

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