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Spring Planning for the Garden

Spring is here!  What shall I plant in my garden plot? Here’s that garden plot. Right now, a snow shovel is the most that I could plant.  But that doesn’t stop me from dreaming.  Right now, I’m dreaming of a plum tree. What are your

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The Winter Outside is Delightful

We’ve only just begun to receive our latest snowstorm up here in Maine, but the first few inches delight me, with the promise of feet to come. I’ll have some work to do to make my immediate environment livable, but after a winter that wasn’t

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The Final Flowers of 2009

Less than one minute after I took this photograph, a snow began to fall which covered these flowers. Even the English primrose will not, I think, persist in blooming now.

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Tomorrow Has Already Begun, 350

In the Himalayan nation of Bhutan, which relies on glacial melt for human water supplies, two 350 Day activities are already underway. Likewise in India, China, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Vietnam, the Philippines…

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