Category Archives: nature

The harbinger of life and warmth to come

On this longest night of the year, we potted some paperwhites that a student gave me on Friday and brought up three amaryllis which have been hibernating in pots inside of closed paper bags in the basement. The amaryllis were … Continue reading

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October’s morning light

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Wedge of Dawn

A wedge of dawn this morning as I worked my way south to work. Up late preparing for class and grading papers. Up early to get to school before traffic on Lake Shore Drive gets too solid and clogged and … Continue reading

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Blood Moon

JB could not help himself. Somewhere around 4:00 this morning he woke me up to come outside and look at the Blood Moon lunar eclipse. I have to admit, I could have put up a fight, and rolled over and … Continue reading

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Botanic Gardens

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“Wild” by Tony Hoagland

In late August when the streams dry up and the high meadows turn parched and blond, bears are squeezed out of the mountains down into the valley of condos and housing developments. All residents are therefore prohibited from putting their … Continue reading

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Calligraphy at Anderson Gardens

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