Category Archives: Ecosystem

One good tern deserves another, or take your tern

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Weather Prediction: Lots of snow pictures today

Yes, it is time for the first snow of the winter, and the resulting flurries of snow pictures. This is what amounts to a big snow day here on Taylor Hill. Hopefully, the rest of us do not have to … Continue reading

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“Dauen: To become day, grow light in the morning”

In one of those coincidences in time where PeggyJoan was addressing sunset and sunrise yesterday, I was up earlier than usual thanks to Steffi deciding she wanted to go out before 7…way before 7. As I stepped onto the porch, … Continue reading

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Riding with the Horsemen

Today, I am riding with the Mughal Horsemen again, using Edwin M. Knowles Sylvan, a pussy willow and yellow pods design from 1934. Since the real Horsemen originated in the 15th century, I thought the least I could do was … Continue reading

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When I ask myself, ‘What would Grandma do?’: Phase 1

This is the section of the yard where we had the tree removed. The top edge is a gentle slope from the level yard, but in front of this concoction is the indentation (cipher = hole) descending toward the drive. … Continue reading

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Boxing Day: The gift of the cardinal in the kudzu vines

There is something akin to amazement every time I look out at the cardinals in my front yard. They perch in the dormant kudzu vines wrapped around the pine trees and hang out on the feeders. No matter how many … Continue reading

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Rakkasan Tea and Dave’s Bagels

I support organizations that do meaningful work toward reconciliation and developing human capital. Today’s post is brought to you by Rakkasan Tea’s Nine Dragons Oolong, served in Sibongile Pottery’s guinea cup, and Dave’s Killer Bagels. I have written a lot … Continue reading

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Tiny steps of progress

I have spent most every day working in the yard this week…not this ⇧yard of course, but it is symbolic in a sense. I spent the better part of 3 days digging up broken tile from the small section around … Continue reading

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What’s your sense of what hope looks like?

Social Bridge asked that question this morning from Ireland.  I have often written about hope, or incorporated it into a topic.  For example, Hope…the most essential of human stages of development.  Hope…the belief that others will be there to support … Continue reading

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Mint in bloom: Smashing the garlic

Now that it is September, summer is over to me.  Oh, the weather will not change much for a while, but my herbs are in their twilight time.  I am the ungardener…I like my plants unruly and playing outside the … Continue reading

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