Monthly Archives: August 2013

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

There has been much busy activity among butterflies and bees at the phystogesia plot this week.  Two types of butterflies–swallowtails, probably, one predominately yellow, the other predominately black–and big black bees (those “Buccaneer[s] of Buzz”) are enjoying the light purple flowers, … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I often lament the light pollution in my neighborhood.  My yard and house at night are lit, not brightly, but steadily, by the town’s and neighbors’ light.  The street light on the corner gives a gentle flood to the street … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The fullness of summer is evident in rapidly growing grass and trees and in the blooming of things.  The crepe myrtles throughout the town, including in my yard, are full, heavy with white, red, pink, or fuchsia flowers.  My small … Continue reading

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

The singing of two great nineteenth century hymns during church service Sunday brought remembrances.  At Duke Chapel, the organist opened all stops and the hundred voice choir recessed to “Marching to Zion.”  We were Zion-bound, all right.  At Trinity United … Continue reading

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