Category Archives: Fall

At the arboretum yesterday, we saw a couple of tame turkeys first thing. The man in the office told us they belong to a man on the next farm over. They came by to eat some delectable grass seeds, apparently. … Continue reading

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Thursday walk

On a midday walk in the park n Thursday I saw dragonflies, locusts, Monarchs, belted kingfisher chattering down the river and later sitting atop the martin house, turtles, frogs, lance-leaved sunflowers, fall asters, green heron, blue heron, and a True … Continue reading

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Other fall sightings

Apple pie (everyone loves my crust and asks how I do it. The secret is good old-fashioned lard, the way my grandmother taught me.) And at the arboretum: Mary Isabelle has lost much of the fullness of her summer surrounndings. … Continue reading

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Fall signs

Some amazing, beautiful, powerful-looking¬† storm clouds passed over us on Friday night and left in their wake cool, fall-like temperatures after our week or two of 90-100. Other signs of fall: The steady beat of acorns falling on the roof … Continue reading

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The cold and the end of classes have meant very quiet roads in the morning, quiet drive through the park. Which is a nice transition from the home front of late, where Ishmael the kitten is wound up and rarin’ … Continue reading

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Arboretum, Dec. 1st

          This is the inside of a persimmon seed. When you split them open lengthwise, the flesh in the seed will show either a spoon, a fork, or a knife. Ozark folklore has it that the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving, 2013

Dent and I walked in the park on Tuesday night and saw a murder of crows going to roost. and Wednesday to the zoo¬† On Thanksgiving, Dent and Dennis cleaned the gutters while Liz and I cooked.       … Continue reading

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