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Bears In The Periphery






New England’s woodlands stand naked now with all their fine summer attire strewn across the forest floor by an October fatigued by its own flamboyance hurrying off to bed. Darkness arrives early and lingers late to cloak the scene, the … Continue reading

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A Butterfly Tips The Scales






These early September days have achieved that rare temperate equilibrium where neither air conditioners nor furnaces have anything to offer comfort aficionados like our cats. Thermometer readouts oscillate ever-so-slightly from high 60s to low 70s in the lulls between weather … Continue reading

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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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Cattails Stir the Stew of Autumn






My fellow office workers know it is late September because they must confer blessings upon me a dozen or more times a day in the swirling wake of my sneezes — usually two or three in quick succession. Feeling a … Continue reading

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