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Crow Moon

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in photos, Unmowed Blog, winter | 0 comments

Crow Moon

Thanks to Diane Hale Smith for this beautiful cold Crow Moon. Giving a name to each full moon is an ancient Algonquin tradition. This month’s moon was known as the Worm Moon further south, because the worms begin to emerge from the earth around this time of year.  It was also called the Crust Moon because the snow crusted over after thawing and freezing–which certainly describes the weather today, the snow is frozen as hard as cement. Or the Sap Moon, for the maple sap run. But the more northerly tribes (according to the Farmer’s Almanac) called it the Crow Moon, because...

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Daylight Savings Time: No, Thanks!

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in adaptations, birds, photos, spring, Unmowed Blog, wildlife, winter | 2 comments

Daylight Savings Time: No, Thanks!

I have a cause I’m deeply committed to. I really get quite emotional about it—just ask my family. And I’m asking for your support. I’m asking for your vote. And a sizable monetary donation wouldn’t hurt, either. My cause is this: Daylight Savings Time. I’m against it. It’s a hoax. A giant prank played on us by the powers that be. We’re all fooled into thinking we get an extra hour of daylight. It’s amazing, right?—the sun slows in its descent, bounces back up into the sky, and gives us a whole extra hour of sunshine. Only, of course, we all know it doesn’t. We just fiddle with the clocks and...

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Welcome the Light!

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013 in holiday, photos, Unmowed Blog, winter | 2 comments

Welcome the Light!

A very merry, happy, light-filled solstice to...

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Ease On Down the Road

Posted by on Nov 8, 2013 in fall, photos, Unmowed Blog | 2 comments

Ease On Down the Road

First snowflakes today! Time to move on from summer’s greenery and head down the dark and stormy road to...

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Dark Shadows

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in fall, photos, Unmowed Blog | 0 comments

Dark Shadows

Hanging around with a young-at-heart old friend, in the parking lot behind the Emerald Cinema in Amsterdam, waiting for a movie to start. The lovely evening of a clear fall day, not a cloud on the sunset horizon. Our shadows loomed ahead of us as though we were a hundred feet tall–giants on stilts.    ...

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Tis the Season: Halloween

Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in fall, holiday, photos, Unmowed Blog | 3 comments

Tis the Season: Halloween

I just love Halloween. I can’t wait till October 31 for the spooky season to begin. I’m starting now. If we have to have a holiday that lasts for weeks and weeks, why can’t it be Halloween? Halloween carols, Halloween cards…but please god no shopping for Halloween presents. I’ve been trying to figure out what there is about Halloween that enthralls me so. I don’t like blood and gore. I don’t like movies about crazed killers wearing hockey masks. I don’t like chainsaw massacres. I like mystery. For me, that’s what Halloween is about. It’s the season of fog. The season of darkness coming...

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