Tag Archives: Sense of Place

April First

Day 76. Dreary. No precipitation. Light snow dust in the raised flower beds, like flour spilled on a counter top; none on the lawn. Wind a cold November sound. Wish it was an April Fool’s prank. Advertisements

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Red Sky In Morning

Day 73. The southeast sky’s turned a pale watercolor pink wash from the coral red rising on the eastern horizon. A beautiful warning of what’s to come–inclement weather–rain and wet snow showers, accumulations of an inch.

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The back roads home

Day 69. The back roads home Where the barns are in better condition than the weathered gray houses. Rusted, faded plows and tractors, decade old trucks and cars, converted the front and side yards into equipment graveyards.

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Sense of Place

Day 66. Home is the crest of the Niagara Escarpment after a long drive to reach the I-190 and its interstate exit, 25b. The River’s tinctured surface, the gorge rock walls interspersed with cedar trees, the curved descent from 70 … Continue reading

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Snowing

Day 57. Snowing. Ragged wet cloud fragments descend from the sky, crystalline water ice interspersed with rain. The waning gibbous moon, a hunchback hidden from view

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A Quiz In Logic

Logic Quiz: True or false? The Robert Moses Parkway is a road. True. (Documented fact, common sense). The speed limit on the Robert Moses Parkway is 45 mph. True. (Documented fact). The Robert Moses Parkway blocks access to the Niagara … Continue reading

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From the Kitchen Window a Mealworm Feast

Day 47. The Carolina wren Marie Read identified for me last week came back. It searched two converted stone chimney flue planters for hibernating insects or grit. I poured a pile of dried meal worms—a protein rich, beetle larvae—on top … Continue reading

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