Category Archives: Summer

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 Yesterday we drove over to Desert Island, Northeast Harbor to take a guided boat tour. Did some laundry while we waited. On Cranberry Island there was a church with stained glass windows made of sea glass. … Continue reading

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It’s not all doom and gloom here in St. Louis, despite continuing racial tensions around the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson. Ferguson is where my grandparent’s old house was, where I used to visit as a … Continue reading

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July at the Prairie

 Mary Isabelle           We left home early and got to the arboretum before the hot July sun had gotten high, while the dew still clung to plants and spider webs.             … Continue reading

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Ashland, Oregon with Dear Old Friends

After meeting up with Ann in Portland and spending the night with her and her daughter and 3 large cats, we drove to Ashland, Oregon, to meet up with Bryn for our Do-It-Yourself high school reunion. We stayed in an inn that … Continue reading

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August, belated

From August 14, a walk in the park with Chunzi     And from the arboretum last week (August 18) Mary Isabelle’s companions are becoming more sparse with the end of summer, but her hazelnut tree is bearing fruit.   … Continue reading

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Forest Park Sunday

  Lightning-struck cottonwood Green heron and kingfisher sitting in a tree     Pond that kingfishers were flying and chattering around- It looked like flight school, maybe, with an older kingfisher leading the younger one around and aound andaround in … Continue reading

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July at the arboretum

We were long overdue for a walk at the arboretum so we went this morning. The prairies were so lush and colorful it was hard to believe that just a few months ago they were all burned and black. Here’s … Continue reading

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