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Winter Walk on a Pretty Day

On Saturday night, after the kids and I were done playing in the snow, we went to bed thinking that the snowstorm was over. Not so. The rain gave way to snow again during the night. When we woke up, … Continue reading

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Snow Before Surgery

It snowed the day before my knee surgery. To me this seemed like a clear invitation to enjoy one last hike before temporarily losing my walking privileges. I accepted the invitation gladly, if cautiously. The last thing I wanted to … Continue reading

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Favorite Things: Jingle Shells

The problem with owning many things is that it’s easy to forget that some of them exist. Whether they get accidentally buried under other things, or deliberately stowed away, or just plain overlooked, it’s all the same. They are wasted. … Continue reading

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Christmas Day Walk

My dad and I went for a walk in the woods on Christmas Day. We explored the area below my perching spot. You can tell that it was once a quarry because of the straight lines and man-made marks on … Continue reading

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A Walk and a Word

I had my annual physical on Friday. My doctor asked me if I got a lot of exercise, and I said that I did at this time of year. I told her that if there’s snow in the air or … Continue reading

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Three Small Goals: Part I

I used to tell people that I was afraid of heights, and I believed it to be true. I don’t like to fall, and I don’t like pain, and I’m almost certain that I would not like death. So naturally … Continue reading

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Darkness and Lights

Yesterday I was planning to take a walk but couldn’t leave until about 4:15. At this time of year, that’s when the sun sets. Sunset is, of course, a wonderful time to be out already. Here, for example, is a … Continue reading

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Walking in November

Somehow I managed to escape the house and take a few walks in the woods recently. One of the things that amazes me at this time of year is how many different leaf shapes there are. In one area of … Continue reading

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A Walk in Putnam

Yesterday I went to Putnam to meet up with my friend Sprite. Putnam is located on the Quinebog River in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut. Putnam is a pleasant place, sort of touristy in a slightly offbeat way. We like … Continue reading

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The Woods in Late Summer: Part II

Signs of fall weren’t the only things I found on my late-summer walks. I also found Indian pipe growing in several spots. I think of it as being relatively rare, so it was a pleasant surprise to find so much … Continue reading

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