Monthly Archives: January 2012

Morning Moon

By Jeffrey Johnson 6:35 am.  Saturday, January 21. It is still and dark.  I am plowing snow.  My child awakens. The crescent moon is just rising over the horizon in the east.  Just a sliver of moon is showing brightly.  … Continue reading

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Stories in the Snow

By Mary Beth Pottratz A hawk is soaring over Wood Duck pond. I blink away my winter tears and he’s gone. His sudden disappearance reminds me: It’s hunt or be hunted, eat or be eaten at this time of year. … Continue reading

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Sounds of Silence

By Boak Wiesner Completely cloudless at noon in the early part of the year during a decidedly odd winter creates a very quiet atmosphere that lets it be “eerily quiet,” in the words of a fellow solitary sojourner along Three … Continue reading

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A Taste of Winter for the New Year

By Mary Beth Pottratz The Arboretum with snow! Temperatures in the mid-20s and a wind advisory warning of gusts up to 50 mph didn’t even slow me down. Toasty-warm in long johns and my old down coat, I stride down … Continue reading

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