Monthly Archives: October 2007

Great Blue Herons: ‘The Ascending Ones’






The bullheads lolling in the muddy shallows of Connecticut ponds aren’t big on concepts. They aren’t the thinking sort. These catfish don’t contemplate the arc of their lives, the way we do. They just spawn, eat, and die, never once … Continue reading

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What Is Written in the Orb Weaver’s Web






FROM THE ARCHIVE: In the predawn darkness of October mornings there is nothing. That is how it seems when Kate and I venture out for our early morning walk. Typically a passing cloud has come to rest for the night … Continue reading

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