Tag Archives: spring

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 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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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Spring.  Grass is green and growing.  Early leaves are taking the place of blossoms of the cherry and apple trees.  Other trees are budding, some are leafing.  There is often the sweet smell of flowering things.  Bees are back.  Light … 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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