Monthly Archives: January 2011


We have experienced a two day reprieve from winter’s cold weather.  Today I walked up a slope and discovered the snowdrops are blooming.  In fact, some of them have been blooming a while because they had dead blossoms already.  I … Continue reading

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Death of a ruffed grouse

Over the past seven years I’ve delighted in hearing a male ruffed grouse “drumming” in the woods.  A few times I’ve even flushed it from its hiding place.  However, I have never been able to see the bird clearly. A … Continue reading

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Yes. . . peanuts! Let me take you back in time to June 2010 when the first peanut seeds sprouted: Then in July, the plants began to flower: The flowers bent over, embedded themselves in the dirt and developed into … Continue reading

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