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Winter's return

January 31, 2017 - The promised snow had yet to arrive at daybreak, so, after I'd finished writing captions to go along with the pictures t...
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Effervescent

January 30, 2017 - The Thaw is definitely on the wane, and though the sun came out for a while, the forecast looks temporarily ominous, wit...
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Vernal reborn

January 29, 2017 - It was a bit chillier than it has been, but still way too warm for January, so, with the ice all but gone, I headed over...
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Quoth the raven...

January 28, 2017 - Right after dropping off a load of trash, which, I'm happy to say, included more recyclables than actual garbage, I head...
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Quick natural break

January 27, 2017 - One of the primary and oft-noted joys of my so-called retirement has been the opportunity, camera and field equipment in...
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After the storm

January 26, 2017 - The rain finally departed—not that I'm really complaining... we certainly need all the drought-busting precipitation we...
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Mini-deluge

January 25, 2017 - The January Thaw is still with us, so, instead of leaving feet of glorious snow, the ongoing gale is dumping lots of rai...
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Utterly grim

January 24, 2017 - Besides even the slightest hint of meteorological optimism, the view from the millpond bridge lacks something else: ice.
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Exceedingly busy

January 23, 2017 - Not only was today a work day, but it was also chilly, raw, and, for much of the time, rainy and windy. For a brief time...
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Elegant commoner

January 21, 2017 - There was a fairly heavy fog this morning, but, since I really needed to put some mileage on my legs, I figured that I'd...
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Thaw advantaged

January 21, 2017 - We've barely had winter, but, almost right on cue, the fabled January Thaw has taken hold of the weather and the tempera...
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Forecast: grim and hazy

January 20, 2017 - Somewhere, there was an Inauguration. I didn't go. I couldn't watch. I didn't approve of the Inaugurant, who, predictabl...
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Spent smokers

January 19, 2017 - I can never be sure about all too many mushrooms, and maybe, one of these days, I'll join a mycology club and finally le...
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Red-shouldered, late or early?

January 17, 2017 - It was raw and drizzly today, and though a quick walk through the dreary landscape yielded a few decent images, I had a...
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Urban legend

January 17, 2017 - New Haven is a wild town. I have, over the many years I worked at Yale, spotted wild turkeys strutting around the Green,...
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For MLK Jr., a question

January 16, 2017 - Given how busy every Monday is with writing my weekly natural history column, I wasn't, as is often the case, sure I'd m...
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Snow stars

January 15, 2017 - There was the tiniest dusting of snow late last night—not enough, I discovered at daybreak, to ski on, but the roughly h...
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Species of happiness

January 13, 2017 - The weather today was gray, hard, and cold, and while I managed to get in a walk anyway, there was very little of intere...
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Musical magic

January 13, 2017 - Ah, Friday the 13th... Things started out and continued well enough, what with my being able to track down an interview...
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Quizzical bird

January 12, 2017 - The insanely early thaw weather continues, and we've gone from mid-winter cold to early-spring balminess in the space of...
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Early taste of thaw

January 11, 2017 - From the kitchen porch, I could hear the thaw, that hallowed warming trend in January that gives us a taste of spring du...
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Emergence

January 10, 2017 - After writing all morning—reluctantly, I might add; I wanted to get out on the snow in advance of, sigh, a warming and r...
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Down and out

January 09, 2017 - With the post-Helena snow still powdery, deep, and just about perfect on my backwoods trail, I opted for a cross-country...
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On track

January 08, 2017 - Winter Storm Helena delivered a beautiful blanket of around six inches of snow, and on this clear and cold Sunday mornin...
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Still glorious

January 07, 2017 - There are some shots I love taking each and every year, and this afternoon, as Winter Storm Helena was at her glorious p...
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Red bird, red bird

January 06, 2017 - A couple of inches of powdery snow arrived in the pre-dawn hours, and when I got up to liberate the mouse that decided t...
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Contemplative

January 05, 2017 - On the rare times these days when I'm in the Westbrook, Connecticut neighborhood, I try to find an opportunity to stop f...
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Fooled again

January 03, 2017 - Years ago, when I was writing for the Boston Globe, I got a chance to visit an offshore island in Maine that was being m...
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Deflation

January 03, 2017 - Yesterday, when Stasia and I were getting ready to "turn over the year" by turning over the garden, my sharp-eyed grandd...
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Turning over the year

January 02, 2017 - In addition to the mixed-holiday traditions observed by our family—Christmas, Chanukah, and more than just a touch of pa...
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Three moods for 2017

January 01, 2017 - We let our granddaughter Stasia stay up until midnight to witness her first Dropping of the Ball in the Big Apple—I know...
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