Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Some Things Still Hanging About in Winter

Sweetgum seedpods and what's left from last year on an oak leaf hydrangea.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Berries, buds and bark: some of what's happening in winter

It can be downright orientating, when being indundated by the unreal and non factual world being presented to you in the news or social media as is happening in our time, to concentrate on what you can be sure is some real world stuff right before your very eyes.

You could get to know some berries or buds or bark this winter instead of bullshit that some reporter or publication is trying to pretend is news or anywhere near real life is I guess what I'm saying in a way.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Red Branches in Winter

Red branches in winter and the days are already getting a wee bit longer? What's there to complain about that?

Monday, January 8, 2018

Winter Grace

Buds, bare branches that seem frozen in a graceful dancer's pose and the remains of last seasons blooms on a winter walk this morning.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

First Snowfall of 2018: Grayson the "Bomb Cyclone"

When the first snowfall of the year has an actual name and introduces you to new words and meteorological terms, I guess that's something.

Grayson as it turns out is an apt name for this pretty gray storm day, but nothing out the window looks like a bomb hit it. It just looks like a blizzard.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Will the Moon Be Super in 2018?

You betcha. 

I could say my New year's resolution is to notice the phases of the moon more this year or spend a little time chasing butterflies, but that would be like cheating I think?

Monday, January 1, 2018


Magnolia buds in winter

It's a new day and a new year. Even now in the bitterest cold, new leaves and this spring's blossoms are here. You just have to look up and at the evidence on the ends of the bare branches everywhere to see that this is true. It's a good time to start paying attention to buds.