And then there is this!

First I saw them with one baby, then I saw them with none. That seemed to be this Spring’s story when it came to the Canada Geese. But Bickley’s Pond held yet another surprise for me. I looked out into the yard today and they were there. Two pairs of...

A Season for New Beginnings

Those babies do grow up and must move on. I feel it in my bones, as raw and scary this moment as it was for me a year ago when my own walked—diploma in hand—toward a big and uncertain future. I look into the eyes of friends, mothers awash in this season of release,...

to love

Have you seen Black Swan? Dis-Tur-Bing. And so I was more than a little surprised last year when I woke up the morning after watching the film to see a white duck floating on the pond behind our house. That orange-billed creature was particularly conspicuous because...

on the edge

This one is not so surprising, I have to say. Our little pond seems to be the perfect layover spot for squatting Canada Geese that flap and honk and cause such a ruckus the lake’s other year-round inhabitants pretty much just move aside. These larger-than-life...

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