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Ice garden

February 28, 2015 - I managed to get out alone today for a brief jaunt, and I came home with a harvest of interesting images: a Winter Wren...
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Today, the toboggan; tomorrow...

February 27, 2015 - OK, I know... this is supposed to be a nature photo-and-essay blog—not an account of the blogger's family. But hey, my g...
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Unexpected visitor

February 26, 2015 - Woodpeckers have distinctive feather patterns, sizes, and voices, but sometimes, you can know which species is in the ne...
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Scaling Everest

February 25, 2015 - It barely got into the 20s today, but the sun was bright and reasonably inviting. We had a full calendar, however, so th...
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The snows of New Hampshire

February 24, 2015 - Today was not going to be a walking day, since we were on a mission to travel north to coastal New Hampshire to pick up...
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A brief "January" thaw

February 23, 2015 - Winter Storm Pandora did more than bring more snow to the ridge. The storm also pulled in a brief spell of warmth—a tast...
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Pandora's Sunday surprise

February 22, 2015 - I hadn't expected this: a fresh blanket of new snow that arrived in the morning as Winter Storm Pandora swept by. There...
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A genuine survivor

February 21, 2015 - I love this tree, an ancient birch sculpted by decades of exposure to wind, rain, snow, cold, warmth, birds, and bugs. I...
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A touch of warmish gold

February 20, 2015 - It started off at three below, and it didn't rise all that much during the day. But, cold or not, I got into my skis and...
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The last open water

February 19, 2015 - With Winter Storm Octavia out of the way and Pandora on the horizon, I discovered something unpleasant: I am not quite i...
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Surprise, it's spring

February 18, 2015 - It wasn't too beastly cold today, but it was a shopping and errand day, so I didn't have much time to do anything more t...
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Octavia's junco

February 17, 2015 - After a one-day, semi-respite—as if winter tundra conditions, even though sunny, constitute balmy—we were paid a visit b...
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Bottoming out

February 16, 2015 - Winter Storm Neptune is taking its last gasps in the Maritimes, but, while the snow is over here, the wind continues to...
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Hail Neptune

February 15, 2015 - Maybe it wasn't a particularly smart idea to go for a walk at the height of the Second Coming of Winter Storm Neptune. T...
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Harbinger, perhaps

February 14, 2015 - Valentine's Day dawned almost unbelievably cold... well, for our neck of the woods... and it was pretty chilly indoors a...
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Keeping afloat

February 13, 2015 - It was clear and cold to start the day, with a low of 1 above at daybreak and then a slow climb out of single digits. I...
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Cross country

February 12, 2015 - The snow dogs of yesterday presaged cold this morning, and they presaged right: it was 9 degrees at daybreak, and it did...
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Snow dog day afternoon

February 11, 2015 - We had a little more snow this morning—enough to freshen the cross-country ski track—and after I did my two miles, I had...
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Snow-ways

February 10, 2015 - One of the great joys of this winter is the fact that, although it arrived late, it arrived with abundant snow... and sn...
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Never trust a pump handle

February 09, 2015 - For all of the advanced billing, Winter Storm Marcus proved to be something of a mild-mannered fellow—at least in our ne...
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Back to workable

February 08, 2015 - When I started this humble blog, my plan was to take a walk a day, camera in hand, and create a mini-essay around the be...
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No need for snowshoes... yet

February 07, 2015 - There's a better than decent chance that we'll soon be hit with yet another snowstorm, so to get prepared, I brought in...
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After the latest storm

February 06, 2015 - In the wake of the latest storm, which was nothing much here, but another foot of snow in the Boston area, the temperatu...
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Jeepers, creepers

February 05, 2015 - It's possible we've had Brown Creepers at the suet feeder for most of the winter, but if so, they've certainly made them...
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Shadow play

February 04, 2015 - The storm is past, and it's cold, still, and dazzling. There's at least a foot of snow on the ground, so getting anywher...
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Holly on ice

February 03, 2015 - The Groundhog's Day storm actually had a name, Linus, and it also had a bad, bad attitude, since, instead of blessing us...
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Phil makes if official

February 02, 2015 - With snow coming down pretty hard on the ridge, I checked out the official Groundhog Day website for the much awaited lo...
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Encouragement

February 01, 2015 - There's at least a foot of snow on the ground, and there's more—maybe plenty more—if the offing tomorrow, so, even thoug...
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