Category Archives: winter

Boris the Duck Gets By With A Little Help From A Friend

We know winter has truly arrived when the ducks are gone. But this year we have Boris to consider. Boris has a broken wing that healed at a strange angle and renders him flightless. Continue reading

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Slushy Day To Play

Who wouldn’t want to stomp on iced-over puddles, feel that delicious crackle as you splash through to mud underneath? Who wouldn’t want to pick up pieces of glass-like ice, feel them fall to smaller pieces in your hands, see if … Continue reading

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Perfect Winter Day

Snow-adorned farm. I appreciate the invigorating effect of cold and winter’s quiet beauty. Continue reading

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Feast & Famine

Putting food by teaches us what it must have been like for generations before us. It may tell us why they feasted at the holidays too. Continue reading

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Winter’s Bone Structure

“I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape—the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.” Andrew Wyeth

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