Category Archives: winter

Winter at the Botanic Garden

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Snow Blossoms

(photos by JB)

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Snow moon

This is JB’s picture of February’s Snow Moon. Magical, haunting. It is also known as the Hunger Moon or Wolf Moon (for obvious reasons to our ancient predecessors). Tonight we are observing the moon’s fully lit hemisphere with the earth … Continue reading

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Greenhouses deliver imagination and fantasy to winter

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“Bright Sun after Heavy Snow” by Jane Kenyon

A ledge of ice slides from the eaves, piercing the crusted drift. Astonishing how even a little violence eases the mind. In this extreme state of light everything seems flawed: the streaked pane, the forced bulbs on the sill that … Continue reading

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Three winter lessons

1. Geese ice skate. A bunch of geese were at the shore. JB said he would sneak up and to have my camera ready so I could capture them in flight. And I did get a few good shots. But … Continue reading

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Life is good

The snow started just after lunch. I left school early, about 2:45. Didn’t make it home until almost 6:00. Over three hours in the car. Moving at a snail’s pace from Hyde Park to downtown. Got to almost 20mph around … Continue reading

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Coming home in the snow

Not bad for a cell phone camera….

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Solstice kanji

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