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Partridge favorites

November 30, 2017 - I haven't seen or heard a partridge, which are native to Europe, Asia, and Africa but are sometimes introduced to North...
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Clean sweeper

November 29, 2017 - I got a little braver today and more trusting in my repaired "engine"—I do have the pacemaker, after all, to keep me on...
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The great withering

November 28, 2017 - There are just too many demands on my time these days, what with become a frequent flier at various cardiac doctors's of...
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Back lighting

November 27, 2017 - Late autumn light is not quite as wonderful as the rich colors that the sun illuminates in October. But it still has its...
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Late, maybe last, bloomer

November 26, 2017 - In the weeks that I've been steadily recovering and getting my hiking legs back under me, deep autumn has staked its cla...
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Winter moth success

November 25, 2017 - This is a scene that you don't see very often, even though, given the enormous number of Winter Moths currently flitting...
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She emerges

November 24, 2017 - I have to admit something: when I first noticed this little insect climbing up the glass of the storm door, I really did...
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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23, 2017 - I don't like to give any ground to either old age or infirmity, but the simple truth is that, this year anyway, both rea...
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Unwelcome visitors

November 22, 2017 - I've been waiting for the return of the so-called "winter moths": those incredibly destructive leaf defoliators whose ad...
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Botanical skeleton

November 21, 2017 - I was afraid that this would happen: good intentions, no, great intentions notwithstanding, I just wouldn't be able to k...
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Unexpected gold

November 20, 2017 - As I was walking today on my usual rounds... and slightly increasing my distance to about a mile... I did think to do so...
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Faded glory

November 19, 2017 - This morning, the real cold descended and by daybreak, which I am forever seeing because one of the unpleasant side-effe...
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Conjoined leaf twins

November 18, 2017 - Right after the first frost, which actually occurred on the 9th of November, that morning warmed up quickly, and, in the...
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I'm back

November 17, 2017 - A month is long enough. Heck, this hiatus was only supposed to be a couple of weeks, but Mother Human Nature had a trick...
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