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Winter is dragging on, isn’t it?

Winter is dragging on, isn’t it? Let’s see what’ was in bloom on Feb. 18.   Feb 18.  American Hazelnut (Corylus americana) catkins and Pussy Willow (Salix discolor) branches cut and brought into the house a week before.     Feb 18  Wild Stonecrop (Sedum ternatum) is our area’s only sedum.   In nature  it […]

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The Snow-Storm Announced by all the trumpets of the sky, Arrives the snow, and, driving o’er the fields, Seems nowhere to alight: the whited air Hides hills and woods, the river, and the heaven, And veils the farm-house at the garden’s end. The sled and traveller stopped, the courier’s feet Delayed, all friends shut out, […]

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Winter Views

Out of the bosom of the Air,  Out of the cloud-folds of her garments shaken, Over the woodlands brown and bare, Over the harvest-fields forsaken,   Silent and soft and slow   Descends the snow.  Ralph Waldo Emerson    Winter Views  At last!  Snow!  I visited some friends last Thursday, the day after our first […]

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Oh, the moon is fair tonight along the Wabash, From the fields comes the breath of new-mown hay; Through the sycamores the candle lights are gleaming On the banks of the Wabash, far away.   Theodore Dreiser On the Banks of the Wabash           Sycamore When my in-laws bought a new […]

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