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Darkness

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in fall, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Darkness

The shortening days seem a metaphor for the sadness of the world.
But the solstice is coming. Soon the days will begin to lengthen, as light re-enters the world.

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November 9, 2016

Posted by on Nov 9, 2016 in fall, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

November 9, 2016

In the words of the immortal Jim Croce:   “Tomorrow’s gonna be a brighter day.”

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Love Trumps Hate

Posted by on Nov 7, 2016 in fall, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Love Trumps Hate

Walking along Philadelphia’s old cobbled streets, I feel like I should be asking voters to elect Thomas Jefferson or John Adams instead of Hillary Clinton. 

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Invasion of the Box Elder Bugs

Posted by on Oct 30, 2016 in birds, fall, insects, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Invasion of the Box Elder Bugs

Box elder bugs: unwelcome trick-or-treaters. They might creep you out, but they don’t suck blood, bite children, cause disease, or make the dog itch.

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Sadness at Standing Rock

Posted by on Oct 28, 2016 in fall, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Sadness at Standing Rock

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Sumac: Not Poison

Posted by on Oct 23, 2016 in fall, leaves, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Sumac: Not Poison

Sumacs don’t seem to fit in a suburban backyard—they belong on a tropical island. So flamboyant a tree should have parrots and toucans perching in it instead of chickadees.

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