Monthly Archives: May 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Observations on walks.  (1) The air is often perfumed with honeysuckle and other flowering bushes and trees.        (2) A grackle bathes in a pool of rain water. It does not fly away when I approach and pass by.                     (3) Mature oak trees … Continue reading

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Herbs.  Rue is blooming yellow.  Sage, purple.  Lovage, white.  Lavender, lavender. Green.  Spring’s “Experiment of Green” is over.  Dark green is here, definitive.  Summer arrives in about a month. Sodden days.  Days this week have been warm with saturated air.  … Continue reading

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Living Things.  Irises are completing their blooms.  Thyme and sage are in bloom.  Lavender is fragrant.        At the kitchen window, a fly trapped on the inside escapes from a spider on the other side of the pane trying to catch … Continue reading

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

A perspective.   “In the morning sow your seed betimes, and do not stop work until evening, for you do not know whether this or that sowing will be successful, or whether both alike will do well.”  (The New English Bible,  Ecclesiastes) … Continue reading

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spring.  April 30 at the Catawba River.   The sun is warm, but there’s a coolness in the air.  There is low humidity.  Corn in the fields beyond is about an inch tall.  Newly mown grass is quickly growing.  There are … Continue reading

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