Saturday, December 29, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
The true meaning of this date every year symbolizes the death of the old crop cycle in the northern hemisphere and the beginning of a new cycle. Trees are dormant and the earth rests and regenerates itself until the spark of life returns in February at the time of Imbolc.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Attention climate change deniers: Blossoms on a tree on the last day of autumn 2012 in western New York! Our unusually mild weather this month has totally confused this tree. The winter storm predicted for tomorrow should put a quick end to the confusion.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
I love these petite and graceful gulls. They breed in Canada during the summer and spend the winter in the deep south, the Caribbean, and oddly around the southeastern portions of the Great Lakes. In winter their black heads turn white with a dark smudge behind the eye.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Meet the sweet little Ovenbird that lives in the woods next to our house for the summer.
This tropical hibiscus is one of my houseplants. After a flower opened yesterday, I placed it outdoors for the hummingbirds. As soon as...
"I am determined to be happy and cheerful in whatever situation. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness...