Monthly Archives: March 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Early spring.  “And then the almanac lied and said that spring had come.  Spring comes when it comes.”  (O. Henry, “Springtime a la Carte”)  Winter holds on this week, with temperatures in the 40’s during the day and freezing at … Continue reading

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Names.  In a ninth grade literature textbook from 1940, there is a short story in which a character is named Adoniram.  I thought of names of my parents’ and grandparents’ generations.  I wonder if children now have these names: Are … Continue reading

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A pagan tree.  Only a block away to the west is a mature holly tree that towers over the town street light beside it.  It is resplendent with clusters of red berries.  On its bark grows a mass of ivy.  … Continue reading

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

March.  Temperatures remain winter-cold.  On walks I notice a few changes:  some forsythia, daffodils are blooming.  They have been hurt by the freezing temperatures at night.  Earliest leaves are light green on my neighbor’s weeping willow tree.  Grasses in the … Continue reading

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