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3-Bird Haiku

Chickadees, juncos, nuthatches, all familiar at our feeder, with woodpeckers and others. I keep the nut-feeder going all year (inaccessible to squirrels), but discontinue the seeds for the summer … a pair of towhees at the feeder                            maples in flower … Continue reading

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The Casual Garden

I’m busy planning my garden; I’m not a formal gardener, tulips don’t suit me as they stand too straight, like guardsmen, and always seem to be planted in rigid rows. So, give me winding paths, flowers casually grown, and the … Continue reading

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Tanka on Sky

For the stargazers: the Lyrids meteor shower appears on April 16 – April 26 each year. And the sky has presented us with endless fascination since the beginning of time, through Pythagoras, Galileo, Tycho, Newton, down to today and the … Continue reading

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Lost

It’s Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, and Saint Valentine’s Day today, February 14. The latter started as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honouring an early saint named Valentinus. It’s not a public holiday but it’s a big celebration … Continue reading

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Advent Journey

Advent is, for me, a time of inward looking, not just shopping and decorating, but checking on my inward state of being. Am I in touch with my deepest thoughts and feelings? Do I have any idea of where I’m … Continue reading

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Beyond

November’s birthstone is the Topaz, in particular the yellow stone; the  flower is chrysanthemum (I love the rich copper coloured ones). There are several days, apart from Remembrance Day, to notice: the 13th is World Kindness Day; the 14th is … Continue reading

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These Hallowed Evenings

Halloween coming up: ghosts and goblins, witches and other scaries, will haunt our streets, begging for candy. A time for thinking of those who have died, those memories that remain with us, in this celebration of ancient beliefs … THESE … Continue reading

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